PPE and Safe Pesticide Handling. PPE and Safe Pesticide Handling. What are the basic safety questions you should ask yourself? Why is it so important to wear gloves? What is the appropriate PPE for each pesticide you apply, mix or load? Is it important to clean your PPE?
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The pesticide label lists the minimum personal protective equipment that you must wear while handling the pesticide.
mixing and loading.
most concentrated state
selecting a pesticide with a lower toxicity.
(no: latex rubber has natural pores, often lined)
SPILLS * INJURIES * POISONING
Personal Decontamination Supplies:
clean waterpaper towelsextra coveralls
First Aid Equipment:
well stocked first aid kitplastic eye wash
Spill Cleanup Equipment:
plastic bags, shovel, dust pan, kitty litter, absorbent containment materials
Carry a spill kit
Containers should be undamaged and have readable labels
NEVER carry pesticides in passenger areas
NEVER leave your vehicle unattended with pesticide storage unlocked