Pesticide Inspectors’ Forum Oregon OSHA Pesticide Storage. Garnet R Cooke . Unfortunately, all pesticide storage areas don’t look like this:. Some look like this:. Pesticide Storage Violations. 2009 – 38 out of 394 pesticide related violations
Garnet R Cooke
-Hazardous chemicals must be stored separately if they could cause hazardous reactions. Label by category
Label, packaging, or MSDS
Signage required for aluminum phosphide
Is hard to do when there
Control the Conditions so hard?
Provide Adequate Lighting so hard?
Do NOT store with pesticides so hard?
Store PPE away from PesticidesPersonal Protective Equipment
ACCEPTABLE / PORTABLE
WHEN?? LABEL SAYS:
AT THE MIX SITE
Lock the storage area to prevent access by unauthorized employees.
Store by category, not by the alphabet!
Seal floors and shelves to prevent the absorbtion of hazardous chemicals
When the storage area contains enough chemicals that a leak or
spill could cause material to leave the confines of the building, there
must be methods or means to contain
SPILLS: Prepare in Advance – Spills in Storage are Concentrates!
Pesticide Spills Concentrates!
The 3 C’s
Control - Contain - Cleanup
Good Stewardship? Concentrates!
Encourage this: Concentrates!
WA Ecology Concentrates!
Contact the Pesticide
Not all Haz Mat
Contractors are familiar with pesticides!