Chapter 7 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Study Manual Public Health ANR-0430

  1. Describe four ways to prevent pesticides surplus.
    • Be sure pesticide is registered for intended use before purchase.
    • Buy only what is needed.
    • Avoid mixing until job amount is estimated.
    • Mix only enough for the job.
  2. Describe four steps to follow when rinsing pesticide containers.
    • Allow the concentrate to drain from the empty pesticide container for 30 seconds.
    • Fill approximately 20% of the container volume with water, replace the lid, and shake container so that all the interior surfaces are rinsed.
    • Drain the rinse water into the spray tank, allowing to drain for at least 30 seconds.
    • Repeat the procedure two more times.
  3. Name three approved methods for disposing of empty pesticide containers.
    • Dispose of in a sanitary landfill.
    • Return to the chemical company to reuse.
    • Recycle properly.
  4. List four factors to consider in selecting a pesticide storage site.
    • Not in a flood plain area.
    • Downwind or downhill from sensitive areas.
    • Isolated.
    • No chance of surface or underground water contamination.
  5. List five requirements of a good pesticide storage area.
    • Cool, dry, well ventilated.
    • Secure.
    • Well drained to collect runoff water.
    • Detergent, cleaner, and water available.
    • Absorbents available.
    • Neutralizers available.
    • Clean up tools available.
    • Fire extinguisher present.
  6. List five factors to consider when arranging pesticide containers within the pesticide storage area.
    • Use only for pesticides.
    • Avoid hot places.
    • Designate special areas for each pesticide type.
    • Keep labels in view.
    • Store off floor.
    • Store rigid containers upright.
    • Store in neat rows with walkways.
  7. List three safety procedures to follow to protect yourself and others from pesticide spills.
    • Do not allow children, pets, or uninformed persons in the storage area.
    • Use protective clothing if label requires.
    • Do not handle containers roughly.
    • Check containers for leaks.
  8. List five procedures to follow when minor pesticide spills occur.
    • Keep people away from area.
    • Get first aid if someone is contaminated.
    • Use anĀ absorbent material to soak up spill.
    • Shovel material into leakproof container.
    • Dispose of as you would excess pesticide.
    • Do not hose down area.
    • Neutralize chemical action using bleach or lye.
  9. List five procedures to follow when major pesticide spills occur.
    • Isolate spill area.
    • Confine spill.
    • Call manufacturer for help.
    • Call pesticide Safety Team Network.
    • Notify authorities (state, county, city).
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Chapter 7 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Study Manual Public Health ANR-0430