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WNS Decon Videos

Postby wvcaveman » Feb 24, 2011 10:45 am

Below are links to WNS decon videos, including the most recent one on cleaning/deconning personal caving gear.

http://www.youtube.com/user/CaveSafetyTechniques

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMNIQvbVaGY
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Re: WNS Decon Videos

Postby self-deleted_user » Feb 24, 2011 10:56 am

Fixedit for you. For YouTube tags, put the video ID code in, nothing more. It won't work for profiles afaik.

http://www.youtube.com/user/CaveSafetyTechniques

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Re: WNS Decon Videos

Postby wvcaveman » Feb 24, 2011 11:00 am

Thanks, was just going through that to figure out.
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Re: WNS Decon Videos

Postby NZcaver » Feb 24, 2011 4:38 pm

Those are some shady looking characters. :laughing: Employing child labor, too! :tonguecheek:

Great work, Aaron (and helpers). :clap:
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Re: WNS Decon Videos

Postby self-deleted_user » Feb 24, 2011 4:57 pm

NZcaver wrote:Those are some shady looking characters. :laughing: Employing child labor, too! :tonguecheek:

Great work, Aaron (and helpers). :clap:
LOL it was fun to film. I didn't realize that I am a shady character though! B)

I AM FAMOUS NOW WOOO! Yes I'm willing to provide autographs... :tonguecheek:

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Re: WNS Decon Videos

Postby buddyh » Mar 27, 2016 8:06 pm

Did a nice job on the video though there may be a problem. It may just be the editing. It looks like they cleaned the contaminated soils from the items prior to decon. Is this not backwards? Isn't the pathogen in the soils? I would decon even the soils on all of the equipment then clean. Otherwise, is there not a risk of picking up the pathogen from the surrounding area and carried elsewhere? The community needs a vetted authoratative source of instructional videos. They need to be updated as improvements occur.
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Re: WNS Decon Videos

Postby PYoungbaer » Apr 3, 2016 7:17 pm

Yes, the decon video shows the proper order, which is to clean all dirt/mud/organics from gear BEFORE disinfecting. The lab studies show that the organics tend to make the disinfectants less effective.
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Re: WNS Decon Videos

Postby driggs » May 22, 2017 12:02 am

The Cave Research Foundation produced this video, "The Responsible Caver and WNS Decontamination", in 2016 for the Monongahela National Forest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWXGlOlttD8

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