Decontamination definition

Decontamination means the use of physical or chemical means to remove, inactivate, or destroy bloodborne pathogens on a surface or item to the point where the pathogens are no longer capable of transmitting infectious particles and the surface or item is rendered safe for handling, use, or disposal.
Decontamination means a procedure whereby health measures are taken to eliminate an infectious or toxic agent or matter on a human or animal body surface, in or on a product prepared for consumption or on other inanimate objects, including conveyances, that may constitute a public health risk;
Decontamination means a process that attempts to remove or reduce to an acceptable level a contaminant exceeding an allowable threshold set forth in these Rules in a harvest batch or production batch.

Examples of Decontamination in a sentence

  • Decontamination of Wastewaters Containing Synthetic Organic Dyes by Electrochemical Methods.

  • Decontamination: Buyer shall, without cost to Siemens, perform any required decontamination and health physics necessary for, related to or resulting from Siemens performance of its contractual obligations.

  • The following types of waste may be generated: • Vegetation;• Excavated soils (metals impacted-soils);• Decontamination fluids from sampling activities;• Sanitary waste;• Personal protection equipment (PPE) and contact waste (e.g., plastic tarps, ground cloths);• Excavation water –storm water in direct contact with exposed impacted soils; and• Decontamination fluids generated during the decontamination of excavation equipment.

  • Emergency Response Vehicles Decontamination Procedure After every EMS incident, all contaminated surfaces are to be cleaned with an EPA-registered sanitizer and air dried.

  • Decontamination should be initiated in the field if possible and must be immediately completed upon return to quarters.


More Definitions of Decontamination

Decontamination means rendering medical waste safe for routine handling as solid waste.
Decontamination means to remove, as far as is reasonably practicable, all inanimate objects or infectious organic matter by way of sweeping, cleaning, washing, ventilating or any other process aimed at removing the contaminant;
Decontamination means the physical or chemical process of reducing contamination and preventing the spread of contamination from persons and equipment at biological or chemical agent incidents.
Decontamination means the process of removing Invasive Species or materials that may contain or transmit any type of Invasive Species, by disinfection, beyond physical removal, including those not visible or very difficult to see, or other methods.
Decontamination means the process of reducing the level of a known contaminant to a level that is deemed safe for human reoccupancy, as established pursuant to Section 25400.16 using currently available methods and processes.