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  1. Dealing with Spills Do you know what to do if you spill a hazardous product?

  2. Problems • If spills are not cleaned up they can contaminate • Water • Soil

  3. The 4 C’s of spills • Caution • Control • Contain • Clean-up

  4. Caution • Assess the danger • Safety equipment • Call emergency if beyond your ability to control

  5. Control and Contain • Stop spill or leak • Prevent contaminant from entering soil or water

  6. Clean Up • Spills • Capture wet spill with absorbent • Sweep up captured product • Use as directed or properly dispose of contaminated material

  7. Prevention • Never leave sprayers or spreaders unattended when they contain a product • Maintain equipment • Ready to use products – No mixing • Professional applicators • Store products in a secure location • Get rid of unused or unusable products

  8. For more information • Michigan Water Stewardship Program, State of Michigan – www.michigan.gov/mda • Michigan State University Pesticide Education – www.pested.msu.edu