First Aid and Decontamination Procedures
If you are accidentally sprayed, or if someone else
is sprayed accidentally, the following are some first aid
procedures that may help:
not rub the face. This will aggravate the pain already being
The best immediate treatment is to expose the person to
fresh air, a breeze if possible. A fan can also be used.
Flush the affected area with cool water either from the
tap or a garden hose.
Clean the affected area with non-oil or cold cream based
soap. Do not use salves or greases on exposed area because
it will trap tear gas particles or OC resin onto the skin.
If eyes are exposed, flush copiously with cool, fresh water
for 15 minutes.
you wear contact lenses, remove them carefully once hands
are thoroughly clean.
An ophthalmic examination should be performed by a physician
if irritation or pain persists after 15 minutes of flushing
Clothing which is contaminated with tear gas should be removed
immediately and, if indoors, placed in a sealed plastic
bag or container.
Persons assisting the subject should wear rubber gloves
to avoid residual contamination.
If any irritation or pain persists after decontamination
procedures, a physician should examine the exposed area.