Figure 6-10.-Lacing the chemical-protective overboots.
9. Pull the hood over the mask and secure
under the chin with the slide on the draw
Make sure that the hood is pulled down
securely around the mask and canisters so
that no skin is exposed.
Pull the sleeves up to the elbows.
Don the white cotton undergloves and the
black, butyl rubber chemical-protective
Pull the sleeves down over the rubber
gloves and secure with the hook-and-pile
Be sure that you are able to move with
relative ease without the suit binding or
pulling apart the fasteners.
Chemical-Protective Footwear Covers
The chemical-protective footwear covers
(overboots) are worn over the standard work shoe
and provide protection to the feet against exposure
to all known concentrations of nerve and blister
agents. The overboots are made of loose-fitting,
impermeable, butyl sheet rubber and have a pre-
molded, nonslip, butyl rubber sole. The overboot
is approximately 16 inches high with a grommet
lace closure, including five eyelets to allow
lacing around the foot. The overboots are