Chemical Group C munitions, shall be stored in
(g) Sodium sulfite, 1/4 percent water
locations convenient to the operations. These items
solution for irrigating eyes.
shall be issued to personnel working with WP and PWP
(h) Bicarbonate of soda solution for
filled items and shall be worn whenever leakers develop
nose and throat irrigation.
or an accident occurs. Regular work clothes, shoes, and
gloves should be flame resistant.
(j) Bleach solution.
(2) First aid equipment. The following first
(k) Borated talcum powder
aid equipment shall be stored in an area convenient to
the operations and shall be issued to the individual in
charge of personnel required to work with Chemical
hydroxide (caustic soda) decontaminating chemical shall
Group C munitions.
be stored in an area, convenient to the operations, in
sufficient quantity to cope with the spill or accident
(a) Sterile gauze pads sufficient for
equipment and a source of water shall be immediately
(b) A 5-gallon pail, or other vessel, and
available for mixing the solution and responding to an
(c) A 1-gallon bottle of 1 percent
copper sulfate solution and gauze sponges.
c. Special Protective Equipment for Chemical
(d) Two 1-gallon containers of saline
Group C Munitions, The special equipment.
indicated below, must be readily available to personnel
working where Chemical Group C munitions are stored
(3) First aid station.
There should be
installed in a heated building, convenient to the work
area, a bathtub or similar container and a means of
(4) Firefighting equipment. Water-filled tubs,
AUTHORIZED FOR USE EXCEPT BY
barrels, or tanks, large enough to contain the WP-filled
DIRECTION OF A MEDICAL OFFICER
items, should be located adjacent to the work area.
BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE COPPER
(5) Emergency permanent eye washes and
POISONING. WHERE THERE IS A
showers are required in the buildings where
CREDIBLE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO
phosphorous munitions are handled.
3-2. CHEMICAL GROUP B MUNITIONS
TECHNIQUE FOR TREATMENT OF
a. Lacrimators (Tear Agents).
WP BURNS MAY BE USED AT THE
OPTION OF THE LOCAL. MEDICAL
OFFICER IF A TRAINING AND
(1) CA (brombenzylcyanide), also know as
BBC is usually a liquid. (B.P. 468° , 242° ). It
ESTABLISHED FOR DESIGNATED
solidifies at 77° (25° ). The odor is reminiscent of
FIRST AID PERSONNEL.
(2) CN (Chloroacetophenone) is a white
crystalline solid (M.P. 129° , 54° ). The odor of CN is
(1) Personal protective equipment. Personal
reminiscent of apple blossoms. A CN cloud is bluish
protective equipment-'' consisting of flameproof gloves
white at time of release.
and coveralls, and chemical safety goggles, sufficient in
number to equip all personnel required to work with