Patient Decontamination Recommendations for Hospitals

This document provides recommendations for protecting healthcare providers and managing patients in the event of a hazardous materials exposure. Content was compiled through nationally recognized, current practice standards and formatted into user-friendly materials.

In addition, compliance with regulatory agencies such as the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA), State of California Water Resources Control Board and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) were considered. These recommendations, developed for hospitals by hospital experts, will be revised and updated as indicated by practice or need.