Safety third?

By Morgan Nilsen
Here we are at the start of
the last presentation before the test
Your job is to pass the test and
get your license
Lots of safety is common sense,
what's left is a challenge to learn
Lots of safety is common sense,
what's left is a challenge to learn
The importance of safety should be an obvious
concern ...
Lots of safety is common sense,
what's left is a challenge to learn
it is a challenge to learn specific regulations:
- who...
Studying, reason, and dedication
will ensure your job at Pestec
It's time to get down to business
and study safety in this order:
It's time to get down to business
and study safety in this order:
c
It's time to get down to business
and study safety in this order:
c
It's time to get down to business
and study safety in this order:
You will have to get used
to reading labels
It's important to follow the law

The EPA says it's a violation of the law to use
a pesticide in a manner inconsistent wit...
DPR says follow these safety rules
1. Read the label every time and follow its
directions
1. Be especially careful with pe...
If a pesticide can hurt you or harm
you right away that's called acute
Examples of acute
organophosphate is Parathion.
It ...
Pesticides can make you sick by
entering in your body 4 ways
Labels contain dense information
FRONT LABEL CONTENTS
Aloft = general pesticide for lawns (golf)
RUP (Restricted Use Pesticide, not general use)
Product na...
Back label includes:
1 - Precautionary statement
(which includes hazard to humans
and animals; keep out of reach)
2 - User...
Another Example Back label includes:
- first aid statement
- directions for use
- includes methods of use + recommended us...
Makers of the test
care a lot about labels
Makers of the test
care a lot about labels
Why? Well it may be that they have your
best interest at heart
Or, perhaps is j...
Know the MEPs and
what PPE you have to wear
Know the MEPs and
what PPE you have to wear
You must use a respirator, clean coveralls
(or clothing that covers all your s...
The law says the label must be
present at all times
So what happens when the pesticide comes
in small individual packages?...
Test may include Safe Drinking
Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of
86
(Proposition 65) The California government is
required ...
Care for yourself and others
on the job should be obvious, right?
We need to know emergency
procedures like first aid
What to do if someone collapses
Would this normally be from a chronic exposure?
No, it's more likely a dangerous pesticide...
What to do if someone collapses
Also, try to stop the pesticides from getting
in the person's body.
If the person is not b...
What to do if a person
swallows a pesticide
Get help right away, 911 or poison control
If the person is sleepy or unconsci...
What to do if you get sick
Stop work right away.
You must stop working with the pesticide
Get help. Tell someone at work w...
PPE is one way that we can
prevent exposure and accidents

When should we be especially
careful with pesticides?
PPE is one way that we can
prevent exposure and accidents
When mixing with water.
Moving pesticides and hand pouring
pesti...
PPE is one way that we can
prevent exposure and accidents

When should we be especially careful with pes

Moving pesticide...
Here are general things to
remember when thinking about PPE
Your company must provide clean clothing
any time you work wit...
Wear a respirator when the label
says “avoid breathing vapor/mist”
Here's a little more about respirators:
You must get training on how to use a
respirator and fit it properly.
A proper one...
Closed systems and Water-soluble
packs are forms of extra protection
Lawmakers are trying to protect you
Proper training is your right
Your supervisor must know and help you
to learn about the pesticides you use,
how to safely ...
Proper access to emergency care is
also your right
Your employer must make emergency plans
before you start working with a...
You may be asked about the
Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
It is a program set up by the EPA to protect
agricultural work...
Let's not forget the care of others
We have to handle and store
pesticides correctly
Here are examples of suitable
storage options
Optimal would be a fenced in
area that is locked
Another could be a storage ...
Let's go over the procedure for
proper mixing again
What is the first step?
Always read the label
Next, make sure you have...
Common Pesticide Formulations
Here are the steps to proper
disposal (triple rinse)
Wear all the required PPE
(glasses / gloves min)
Fill container to ¼ ...
What to do in case of a mess
Accidents do happen
(including fires and explosions)
Accidents do happen
Patch the leaky container
Clean with absorbent material (kitty litter)
Place it all in a sealable cont...
Accidents do happen
(including fires and explosions)
For fires and explosions:
Inspect for potential hazards, ignition poi...
Careful of others around you and
what surface you are applying to
Follow the directions on the label.
Porous surfaces like...
Careful of others around you and
what surface you are applying to
Odors are strongest right after application.
Apply when ...
What to include on
the pesticide notification
- The pest to be controlled
- Pesticides and active ingredients
And what to ...
3 most important things when
handling or storing pesticides
3 most important things when
handling or storing pesticides



Original container
3 most important things when
handling or storing pesticides



Original container



Never use household containers
3 most important things when
handling or storing pesticides



Original container



Never use household containers



...
So where have we come?
Lots of safety is common sense,
but some will be a challenge to keep
We all want to wish you good luck!
Get Your Applicator's License 3: Safety Third?
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  • An expression used ironically when a person is about to do a hazardous thing, meant that the person should take care but not at the expense of having fun
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-cE7_2SkFc
    Do you agree with safety first or safety third or safety always? Why?
    You potentially have a dangerous job to do, but why?
  • Are you stressed yet?
    It's really time to get serious
    REVIEW:
    We've covered a lot of topics already
    In the first presentation I opened with an introduction to the test and IPM and how to take the test
    Second one covered control methods (including equipment), pest identification, and some specific points you are likely to encounter on the test
    Do you want to go over any of them again?
    Do you have any questions at this point in time?
    Well, when you do please write it down for the end of presentation – I want you to try and think of at least 3
  • What happens if you don't pass?
    Policy says you have 30 days to get the license under a supervisor
    Additionally, Pestec also has a 90 day probation period
    So if you are coming up to those deadlines, it's time to get serious
    Here's a reality check:
    Failing this test repeatedly jeopardizes your chances for advancement
  • The importance of safety should be an obvious concern for you when dealing with pesticides
    … but not knowing these specific regulations will ensure a low score on the test
    it is certainly a challenge to learn specific regulations
    - who know how often to replace a respirator?
    - what things are required for notification of pesticides
    - Who has heard of Proposition 65?
    Don't let questions like these catch you off guard
    Be aware of the regulations
  • The importance of safety should be an obvious concern for you when dealing with pesticides
    … but not knowing these specific regulations will ensure a low score on the test
    it is certainly a challenge to learn specific regulations
    - who know how often to replace a respirator?
    - what things are required for notification of pesticides
    - Who has heard of Proposition 65?
    Don't let questions like these catch you off guard
    Be aware of the regulations
  • The importance of safety should be an obvious concern for you when dealing with pesticides
    … but not knowing these specific regulations will ensure a low score on the test
    it is certainly a challenge to learn specific regulations
    - who know how often to replace a respirator?
    - what things are required for notification of pesticides
    - Who has heard of Proposition 65?
    Don't let questions like these catch you off guard
    Be aware of the regulations
  • You do want to pass the test, right?
    Well by the end of this presentation, you'll know a lot about the specific regulations regarding safety
    And yes, we'll also cover even some common sense things that will also likely be on the test
  • Key points:
    - labels
    - safety
    - handling and storing
  • Key points:
    - labels
    - safety
    - handling and storing
  • Key points:
    - You'll have to get used to reading labels
    [mime: can with label]
  • - but safety should always be first, like your body and health
    [point in one spot]
  • - and also for the safety for others and your environment by handling, mixing and even when there's a spill – you do the responsible thing!
    [point and sweep]
    So again, that's labels, safety for yourself and safety for others
    So let's get crack-a-lacking
  • And why?
    There's 3 reasons:
    1 - It's important to follow the law
    (the rule book says the …
    2 – labels contain dense information
    3 – Makers of the test care a lot about labels
  • The EPA says it's a violation of the law to use a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its label
    Yeah, you may think it is ok not to wear gloves when mixing pesticides, you've done it a millions of times and the gloves you left in the truck
    Yeah, you can make any number of excuses
    But take for example some chemicals have a chronic effect, years and years can expose you
    And if you had just read the label, you would've known that
  • This is from the DPR's first Pesticide Information Sheet
  • Examples of acute organophosphate is Parathion. It is absorbed through the skin, mucous membranes or harmful when swallowed
    It is also know as "Schwiegermuttergift" (mother-in-law poison) in Germany..
    I mentioned the opposite before, do you remember?
    Anyone know what it's called when you are exposed to the same pesticide for a long time (months or years) and it makes you sick? Chronic
  • What are the 4?
    - eyes
    - lungs (through breathing)
    - mouth (swallowing)
    - skin
    So what PPE can we use to protect ourselves?
  • Do you remember the def of Pesticide?
    A pesticide by definition is always harmful in some way, even cidercide
    They tell us so much like:
    - what chemicals are in the pesticide
    - first aid and health warnings
    - protective equipment you need
    - directions for mixing and applying the pesticide
  • Aloft = general pesticide for lawns (golf)
    RUP (Restricted Use Pesticide, not for general use)
    Product name / brand name / trademark
    Ingredient statement is very important because two different products could have the same active ing.
    It's recommended to shop for the ingredient
    Where's the LD50?
    Signal word!
    (Danger will have skull and crossbones)
    - Danger 0 - 50
    - Warning 50 -500
    - Caution 500 - 5000
    (association “Death Will Come”)
    Keep Out of Reach of Children statement
    Net contents
  • Back label includes
    1 - Precautionary statement (which includes hazard to humans and animals; keep out of reach)
    2 - User safety requirements (PPE)
    3 – Physical or chemical hazards
    4 – Environmental hazards
    5 – directions for use
    6 – storage and disposal
    7 – warranty (if the producer wishes)
  • Back label includes
    Includes - first aid statement
    5 – directions for use
    - includes Methods of use and recommended use
    6 – storage and disposal
    7 – warranty (if the producer wishes)
    Can you do something different from the directions? Yes you can put less amount if you desire
  • Why?
    Well it may be that they have your best interest at heart
    Or perhaps is just an arbitrary thing to be a stickler about
    – imagine these rules like all the details you had to study about for your drivers test.
    Whatever the case, we have to know some very specific things
    Let's start with chemical names . . .
  • Why?
    Well it may be that they have your best interest at heart
    Or perhaps is just an arbitrary thing to be a stickler about
    – imagine these rules like all the details you had to study about for your drivers test.
    Whatever the case, we have to know some very specific things
    Let's start with chemical names . . .
  • There's 2 that we reviewed last time:
    - buctril (dangerous to mothers and unborn babies)
    - Metasystox-R (dangerous to men's reproduction)
    You must use a respirator, clean coveralls (or clothing that covers all your skin) and clean place to store you other clothes.
    It's better is to use a self-contained unit called a closed system
  • There's 2 that we reviewed last time:
    - buctril (dangerous to mothers and unborn babies)
    - Metasystox-R (dangerous to men's reproduction)
    You must use a respirator, clean coveralls (or clothing that covers all your skin) and clean place to store you other clothes.
    It's better is to use a self-contained unit called a closed system
  • So what happens when the pesticide comes in small individual packages?
    Well we have to be provided a supplementary label that comes in the box.
    So a small sheet may be attached to each individual package, or the label may refer you to a sheet that is included in the box.
  • AKA Proposition 65
    The California government is required to make a list of chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm
    If a pesticide you work with is on this list than your supervisor must warn you!
    Records also must be kept for any application
  • Remember those MEPs – imagine if you didn't read the label and you were bringing one of those nasty things home every night, scary thought, right?
    Well to do that we got to know certain things
    - emergency procedures like first aid
    - kinds of PPE
    - what does that stand for?
    - and that government is protecting you in some cases
    [never thought I would say that]
  • Who here knows CPR? I'm hanging out with you when we're working, OK
    Who here has been a marine or in the army? Well, I'm definitely working with you – be my wingman
  • Would this normally be from a chronic exposure? No, it's more likely a dangerous pesticide acute exposure
    First, get the person away from the pesticides (and be careful, there may be pesticides on the person)
    Second, then get help right away, 911
    Also, try to stop the pesticides from getting in the person's body
    If the person is not breathing and you know how to, give CPR
  • Would this normally be from a chronic exposure? No, it's more likely a dangerous pesticide acute exposure
    First, get the person away from the pesticides (and be careful, there may be pesticides on the person)
    Second, then get help right away, 911
    Also, try to stop the pesticides from getting in the person's body
    If the person is not breathing and you know how to, give CPR
  • Get help right away, 911 or poison control
    If the person is sleepy or unconscious and you have no phone, take the person to the hospital right away. Do not give them anything to eat or drink. Do not try to get them to vomit.
    Some pesticides can be doubly harmful if vomited back up
    If the person is still conscious follow the instructions in the first aid section of the label.
  • Stop work right away. You must stop working with the pesticide
    Get help. Tell someone at work what happened
    Ask to be taken to the doctor or the hospital
    Good place to review how a poison can get in your body:
    - breathing dust, mist, or vapor
    - getting on your skin
    - getting in your eyes
    - swallowing the pesticide
  • When should we be especially careful with pesticides? When mixing with water
    Moving pesticides and hand pouring pesticides are the two most dangerous parts of the job
  • When should we be especially careful with pesticides? When mixing with water
    Moving pesticides and hand pouring pesticides are the two most dangerous parts of the job
  • When should we be especially careful with pesticides? When mixing with water
    Moving pesticides and hand pouring pesticides are the two most dangerous parts of the job
  • Pestec must provide clean clothing any time you work with a pesticide labeled dangerous or warning
    Pestec must also provide a place to store clothes and cleanup after work when working with a pesticide labeled dangerous or warning
    If the label says you have to work with a chemical suit then you cannot work in 80 during the day 85 at night
    You must use eye protection and gloves when mixing, loading or applying and when cleaning equipment
    Also use gloves during hand applications
    Use gloves with chemically resistant materials
    Pestec must give you new gloves everyday
    (Regular glasses and sunglasses do not provide enough protection )
  • You must get training on how to use a respirator and fitted properly
    A proper one must say that it is approved by the National Institute of Occupational safety and health
    You must use a special respirator if you have a beard or lots of facial hair. It prevents a tight face seal
    How can you tell if it's working? If you smell or taste anything funny it's not working. Also if it's hard to breath. Inspect for cracks or tears
    Filter must be replaced when label says, when you notice something funny, or at the end of each workday (which ever comes first)
    Store them in a good place
  • You must get training on how to use a respirator and fitted properly
    A proper one must say that it is approved by the National Institute of Occupational safety and health
    You must use a special respirator if you have a beard or lots of facial hair. It prevents a tight face seal
    How can you tell if it's working? If you smell or taste anything funny it's not working. Also if it's hard to breath. Inspect for cracks or tears
    Filter must be replaced when label says, when you notice something funny, or at the end of each workday (which ever comes first)
    Store them in a good place
  • Closed system is a machine that takes out the pesticide from its packaging, mixes it and even cleans the container.
    You should still use eye-protection
    Enclosed cabs, like on tractors, is where you sit in an enclosed place while pesticides are being applied
    Water-soluble packaging is just what it sounds like. Never cut open the packaging
  • Not be cumbersome (do you know that song? What's it mean?)
  • Your supervisor must know and help you to learn about the pesticides you use, how to safely use them, and protect yourself
    Each year
    Must be told the ways a pesticide can hurt you and how to safely use one with extra training about respirators
    All the information must be written down
  • Your employer must make emergency plans before you start working with a pesticide
    You should see signs like “Emergency medical care is available at ...” every where.
    You have the right to know when and where pesticides have been used where you work, even the EPA registration number
    You also have the right to know where records are kept
    Worker's compensation
  • It is a program set up by the EPA to protect agricultural workers that deal with pesticides
  • It is our job, no! Responsibility to handle and store pesticides properly
    It is also our responsibility to know what to do in case of spills (it's ok, everyone makes mistakes)
    And finally to send you out, we'll go over the 3 most important things to remember
  • Does handling include disposal?
    What do you think is proper disposal?
    What are some places you think we can store?
    We'll cover this and more, like proper mixing
  • Optimal would be a fenced in area that is locked
    Another could be a storage area that's locked
    A truck or trailer with compartments that can be locked
    Rules for moving here?
  • What is the first step? Always read the label
    Next, make sure you have the proper PPE
    (which will certainly include glasses and gloves)
    Then … let's say it's a liquid formation
    Start with 70% water
    Then add WP → DF / WDG → EC
    Remember this is one of the most dangerous parts of the job
    Anti siphon pic?
  • What is a formulation?
    Association: Advil caplets vs. gel caps
    Emulsifiable concentrates
    A concentrate in the form of a thick syrup or crystal that is made into an emulsion (looks like milk + water)
    Emulsion - Putting two or more liquids together creates an emulsion if the liquids do NOT mix (ex: oil and water)
    WDG also WG
    Wettable powder – like cool aid
    Granules and Dusts don't mix with water – like diatomaceous earth
    Aerosols, like raid
  • Wear all the required PPE (glasses / gloves min)
    Fill container to ¼ water, seal and shake
    Take that mix and add it to a mix tank to be applied
    Repeat procedure 2x more
    Puncture the container so it's not used again
    Properly dispose of the container
    (here there is a special dumpster)
    Second option uses a equipment that has rinse sink
  • Accidents inevitably happen so we'll cover
    Additionally we need to cover staining and odors
    And leaving a warning of what we applied
  • Patch the leaky container
    Clean with absorbent material
    Place it all in a sealable container (also with a proper label)
    The label / MSDS sheet will have proper disposal info
    Fires/explosions
    Inspect for potential hazards, ignition points (like what? electrical motors, wall switches, appliances, or pilot lights)
    Call 911 immediately and use extreme caution with pesticide fires. Be sure to tell them
    Don't stand downwind
  • Patch the leaky container
    Clean with absorbent material
    Place it all in a sealable container (also with a proper label)
    The label / MSDS sheet will have proper disposal info
    Fires/explosions
    Inspect for potential hazards, ignition points (like what? electrical motors, wall switches, appliances, or pilot lights)
    Call 911 immediately and use extreme caution with pesticide fires. Be sure to tell them
    Don't stand downwind
  • Patch the leaky container
    Clean with absorbent material
    Place it all in a sealable container (also with a proper label)
    The label / MSDS sheet will have proper disposal info
    Fires/explosions
    Inspect for potential hazards, ignition points (like what? electrical motors, wall switches, appliances, or pilot lights)
    Call 911 immediately and use extreme caution with pesticide fires. Be sure to tell them
    Don't stand downwind
  • Follow the directions on the label
    Porous surfaces like concrete make the pesticide useless
    Carpets / wall paper may stain
    Dusts may leave a residue
    Often says to test in a small inconspicuous space
    Odors are strongest right after application
    apply when building is not occupied (especially child/pets)
    Prevent drift - Don't apply on windy days
    Prevent run off - Avoid sidewalks
  • Follow the directions on the label
    Porous surfaces like concrete make the pesticide useless
    Carpets / wall paper may stain
    Dusts may leave a residue
    Often says to test in a small inconspicuous space
    Odors are strongest right after application
    apply when building is not occupied (especially child/pets)
    Prevent drift - Don't apply on windy days
    Prevent run off - Avoid sidewalks
  • Any ideas?
    The pest to be controlled
    Pesticides and active ingredients
    And what to expect from them (odor)
    Areas treated
    State law requires:
    CAUTION- PESTICIDES ARE TOXIC CHEMICALS. SPCB and EPA regulate pest control companies
    “If within 24 hours following application you experience symptoms similar to common seasonal illness comparable to the flu, contact your physician or poison control center (telephone number) and your pest control company immediately.” (This statement shall be modified to include any other symptoms of overexposure, which are not typical of influenza.)
    “For further information, contact any of the following: Your Pest Control Company (telephone number); for Health Questions- the County Health Department (telephone number); for Application Information- the County Agricultural Commissioner (telephone number) and for Regulatory Information- the Structural Pest Control Board (telephone number and address).”
  • Uh-oh, get ready for another list:
  • We have studied about labels and their importance, about personal safety and the safety of others
  • What are some things the test will do to trip you up?
  • You do want to pass the test, right?
    Well by the end of this presentation, you'll know a lot about the specific regulations regarding safety
    And yes, we'll also cover even some common sense things that will also likely be on the test
  • We have studied about labels and their importance, about personal safety and the safety of others
  • - what chemicals are in the pesticide
    - first aid and health warnings
    - protective equipment you need
    - directions for mixing and applying the pesticide
  • Get Your Applicator's License 3: Safety Third?

    1. 1. Safety third? By Morgan Nilsen
    2. 2. Here we are at the start of the last presentation before the test
    3. 3. Your job is to pass the test and get your license
    4. 4. Lots of safety is common sense, what's left is a challenge to learn
    5. 5. Lots of safety is common sense, what's left is a challenge to learn The importance of safety should be an obvious concern for you when dealing with pesticides … but not knowing these specific regulations will likely ensure a low score on the test
    6. 6. Lots of safety is common sense, what's left is a challenge to learn it is a challenge to learn specific regulations: - who know how often to replace a respirator? - what things are required for notification of pesticides - Who has heard of Proposition 65? Don't let questions like these catch you off guard. Be aware of the regulations
    7. 7. Studying, reason, and dedication will ensure your job at Pestec
    8. 8. It's time to get down to business and study safety in this order:
    9. 9. It's time to get down to business and study safety in this order: c
    10. 10. It's time to get down to business and study safety in this order: c
    11. 11. It's time to get down to business and study safety in this order:
    12. 12. You will have to get used to reading labels
    13. 13. It's important to follow the law The EPA says it's a violation of the law to use a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its label
    14. 14. DPR says follow these safety rules 1. Read the label every time and follow its directions 1. Be especially careful with pesticides before they are mixed with water. 2. Wear the right kind of protection.
    15. 15. If a pesticide can hurt you or harm you right away that's called acute Examples of acute organophosphate is Parathion. It is absorbed through the skin, mucous membranes or harmful when swallowed. It is also know as "Schwiegermuttergift" (mother-in-law poison in German).
    16. 16. Pesticides can make you sick by entering in your body 4 ways
    17. 17. Labels contain dense information
    18. 18. FRONT LABEL CONTENTS Aloft = general pesticide for lawns (golf) RUP (Restricted Use Pesticide, not general use) Product name / brand name / trademark Ingredient statement is very important because two different products could have the same active ingredient. Signal word: (Danger will have skull and crossbones) Danger LD50 = 0 - 50 Warning LD50 = 50 - 500 Caution LD50 = 500 - 5000 (association “Death Will Come”) Keep Out of Reach of Children statement
    19. 19. Back label includes: 1 - Precautionary statement (which includes hazard to humans and animals; keep out of reach) 2 - User safety requirements (PPE) 3 – Physical or chemical hazards 4 – Environmental hazards 5 – directions for use 6 – storage and disposal 7 – warranty (if the producer wishes)
    20. 20. Another Example Back label includes: - first aid statement - directions for use - includes methods of use + recommended use - storage and disposal - warranty (if the producer wishes)
    21. 21. Makers of the test care a lot about labels
    22. 22. Makers of the test care a lot about labels Why? Well it may be that they have your best interest at heart Or, perhaps is just an arbitrary thing to be a stickler about So imagine these rules are like all the details you had to study about for your drivers test. Whatever the case, we have to know some very specific things
    23. 23. Know the MEPs and what PPE you have to wear
    24. 24. Know the MEPs and what PPE you have to wear You must use a respirator, clean coveralls (or clothing that covers all your skin) and clean place to store you other clothes. It's better is to use a self-contained unit called a closed system
    25. 25. The law says the label must be present at all times So what happens when the pesticide comes in small individual packages? Well we have to be provided a supplementary label that comes in the box. So a small sheet may be attached to each individual package, or the label may refer you to a sheet that is included in the box.
    26. 26. Test may include Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 86 (Proposition 65) The California government is required to make a list of chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. If a pesticide you work with is on this list than your supervisor must warn you! Records also must be kept for any application
    27. 27. Care for yourself and others on the job should be obvious, right?
    28. 28. We need to know emergency procedures like first aid
    29. 29. What to do if someone collapses Would this normally be from a chronic exposure? No, it's more likely a dangerous pesticide acute exposure. First, get the person away from the pesticides (and be careful, there may be pesticides on the person). Second, then get help right away, 911
    30. 30. What to do if someone collapses Also, try to stop the pesticides from getting in the person's body. If the person is not breathing, and you know how to, give CPR.
    31. 31. What to do if a person swallows a pesticide Get help right away, 911 or poison control If the person is sleepy or unconscious and you have no phone, take the person to the hospital right away. Do not give them anything to eat or drink. Do not try to get them to vomit. Some pesticides can be doubly harmful. If the person is still conscious follow the instructions in the first aid section of the label.
    32. 32. What to do if you get sick Stop work right away. You must stop working with the pesticide Get help. Tell someone at work what happened Ask to be taken to the doctor or the hospital
    33. 33. PPE is one way that we can prevent exposure and accidents When should we be especially careful with pesticides?
    34. 34. PPE is one way that we can prevent exposure and accidents When mixing with water. Moving pesticides and hand pouring pesticides are the two most dangerous parts of the job
    35. 35. PPE is one way that we can prevent exposure and accidents When should we be especially careful with pes Moving pesticides and hand pouring pesticides
    36. 36. Here are general things to remember when thinking about PPE Your company must provide clean clothing any time you work with a pesticide labeled dangerous or warning. Your company must also provide a place to store clothes and cleanup after work when working with a pesticide labeled dangerous or warning. If the label says you have to work with a chemical suit then you cannot work in 80 during the day 85 at night.
    37. 37. Wear a respirator when the label says “avoid breathing vapor/mist”
    38. 38. Here's a little more about respirators: You must get training on how to use a respirator and fit it properly. A proper one must say that it is approved by the NIASH. You must use a special respirator if you have a beard or lots of facial hair. If you smell or taste anything funny it's not working. Also if it's hard to breath. Inspect for cracks or tears. Filter must be replaced when label says, when you notice something funny, or at the end of each workday
    39. 39. Closed systems and Water-soluble packs are forms of extra protection
    40. 40. Lawmakers are trying to protect you
    41. 41. Proper training is your right Your supervisor must know and help you to learn about the pesticides you use, how to safely use them, and protect yourself Each year you must be told the ways a pesticide can hurt you and how to safely use one with extra training about respirators All the information must be written down
    42. 42. Proper access to emergency care is also your right Your employer must make emergency plans before you start working with a pesticide You should see signs like “Emergency medical care is available at ...” every where. You have the right to know when and where pesticides have been used where you work, even the EPA registration number. You also have the right to know where records are kept.
    43. 43. You may be asked about the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) It is a program set up by the EPA to protect agricultural workers that deal with pesticides
    44. 44. Let's not forget the care of others
    45. 45. We have to handle and store pesticides correctly
    46. 46. Here are examples of suitable storage options Optimal would be a fenced in area that is locked Another could be a storage area that's locked A truck or trailer with compartments that can be locked
    47. 47. Let's go over the procedure for proper mixing again What is the first step? Always read the label Next, make sure you have the proper PPE (which will certainly include glasses&gloves) Then … let's say it's a liquid formation Start with 70% water Then add WP → DF / WDG → EC Remember this is one of the most dangerous parts of the job
    48. 48. Common Pesticide Formulations
    49. 49. Here are the steps to proper disposal (triple rinse) Wear all the required PPE (glasses / gloves min) Fill container to ¼ water, seal and shake Take that mix and add it to the mix tank to be applied for the job. Repeat procedure 2x more Puncture the container so it's not used again Properly dispose of the container
    50. 50. What to do in case of a mess
    51. 51. Accidents do happen (including fires and explosions)
    52. 52. Accidents do happen Patch the leaky container Clean with absorbent material (kitty litter) Place it all in a sealable container (also with a proper label) The label / MSDS sheet will have proper disposal info
    53. 53. Accidents do happen (including fires and explosions) For fires and explosions: Inspect for potential hazards, ignition points (like what? electrical motors, wall switches, appliances, or pilot lights) Call 911 immediately and use extreme caution with pesticide fires. Be sure to tell them. (Don't stand downwind)
    54. 54. Careful of others around you and what surface you are applying to Follow the directions on the label. Porous surfaces like concrete make the pesticide useless. Carpets / wall paper may stain. Dusts may leave a residue. Often says to test in a small inconspicuous space
    55. 55. Careful of others around you and what surface you are applying to Odors are strongest right after application. Apply when building is not occupied (especially child/pets). Prevent drift - Don't apply on windy days. Prevent run off - Avoid sidewalks.
    56. 56. What to include on the pesticide notification - The pest to be controlled - Pesticides and active ingredients And what to expect from them (odor) - Areas treated State law requires some specific language: - CAUTION- PESTICIDES ARE TOXIC CHEMICALS... - If within 24 hours following application you experience symptoms... - For further information, contact any of the following...
    57. 57. 3 most important things when handling or storing pesticides
    58. 58. 3 most important things when handling or storing pesticides  Original container
    59. 59. 3 most important things when handling or storing pesticides  Original container  Never use household containers
    60. 60. 3 most important things when handling or storing pesticides  Original container  Never use household containers  Do not take pesticides home
    61. 61. So where have we come?
    62. 62. Lots of safety is common sense, but some will be a challenge to keep
    63. 63. We all want to wish you good luck!

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