OPERATE NBC AIR FILTER SYSTEM (M548A3) Continued
To avoid injury:
Wear protective clothing including mask, hood, and rubber gloves AT ALL TIMES when
handling DS2 in a contaminated environment. If available, wear M2 Toxicological Agent
Protective Apron. In extreme cold temperatures, wear rubber gloves INSIDE arctic mittens.
Change mittens if they become soaked with DS2 since DS2 can damage rubber gloves.
DO NOT allow DS2 to spray on personnel.
DO NOT allow DS2 to spray on protective clothing.
DO NOT spray DS2 on hot exhaust, hot surfaces, or open flames as it can cause fire.
DO NOT use DS2 to decontaminate personnel. It is harmful to the skin and eyes.
DO NOT inhale DS2 fumes, you may start coughing and become ill.
DO NOT use the M13 DAP if the container is damaged or leaking.
DO NOT use the DS2 filled, green painted container for training.
DS2 makes surfaces slippery; use caution to avoid falling.
Keep fluid container on the same level as operator is standing as it can tip over and cause injury.
M13 DAP filled with DS2 weighs 54 lbs (24.5 kgs). Be careful to avoid injury to people when
lifting it 4 ft (1.2 m) or higher.
Emergency treatment for DS2 contact is as follows:
SKIN. Remove it from skin by wiping and then flush the affected area with water. DS2 may not
give any immediate reaction. Therefore, wash the area even if no discomfort is felt or no
irritation is noted.
EYES. Flush them with large amounts of water immediately. After flushing eyes for 20 to 30
minutes, seek medical attention. DS2 can damage eyes after a few seconds of exposure.
MOUTH. If swallowed, rinse mouth out immediately and spit out, then drink large amounts of
water and seek medical attention immediately. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING.
NOSE (fumes). If you inhale enough DS2 to cause coughing, leave the area immediately. If
breathing difficulties continue, seek medical attention.
Remove M25A1 protective mask.