Section III. OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
2-11. WEAR TIME LIMITATIONS. The maximum wearing time for personnel working in the TAP Ensemble will vary
greatly depending on several factors, such as temperature, relative humidity, individual training status, and physical
condition. Guidelines, for one-time wear, to prevent heat injury and ensure personal safety while wearing the full TAP
Ensemble are presented in AR 385-61 and DA PAM 385-61. The wearer's recuperating time prior to donning the
ensemble for repetitive use generally should be equivalent to three times the period of time the Ensemble is worn.
However, the final decision regarding the appropriate recuperating time will be determined by the Commander, with the
advice of medical authorities.
2-12. DOFFING THE TAP ENSEMBLE IN A CHEMICAL ENVIRONMENT. Doffing contaminated TAP ensemble
components is done in accordance with FM 3-5, AR 385-61 and DA PAM 385-61.
2-13. EMERGENCY DOFFING OF THE TAP ENSEMBLE. If the wearer becomes a casualty from excessive heat
stress, emergency doffing of the TAP Ensemble is authorized. Casualty decontamination and doffing procedures will be
performed IAW FM 3-5.