After you complete your study of this unit, you should be able to:
Q. What precautions should you take when you transport pesticides in a vehicle?
A. You should take the following precautions when transporting pesticides in a vehicle:
Q. What steps should you take to protect pesticide containers during transport?
A. You should take the following steps to protect pesticide containers during transport:
Q. List four actions that you should take to establish a safe storage site.
A. Keep unauthorized people out; prevent water damage; control the temperature; provide adequate lighting; use nonporous materials; prevent runoff; provide clean water.
Q. List four actions that you should take to maintain a safe storage site.
A. Prevent contamination; keep labels legible; keep containers closed; use original containers; watch for damage; store volatile products separately; isolate waste products; know your inventory; consider shelf life.
Q. When a pesticide container is damaged, what actions can you take?
A. You should:
Q. If you have excess pesticide materials that are still usable, what can you do with them?
A. Apply them to a site listed on the labeling; find someone else who can legally use them; return them to the dealer, formulator, or manufacturer.
Q. If you have pesticide wastes (other than empty containers) what can you do with them?
A. Dispose in a hazardous waste landfill or pesticide incinerator, or store until disposal is possible.
Q. List three ways to avoid the need for disposing of empty pesticide containers as wastes.
A. Use refillable containers; recycle or recondition the containers; use soluble packaging.
Q. What do the three C's of spill management stand for?
A. Control, Contain, Clean up.
Q. What should you do to control a spill situation?
A. Protect yourself; stop the source of the spill; protect others; stay at the site.
Q. How should you contain a spill?
A. Confine the spill; protect water sources; absorb liquids; cover dry materials.
Q. What should cleanup include?
A. Clean up the spill; decontaminate the spill site; neutralize the spill site, if necessary; decontaminate equipment; decontaminate yourself.
Q. Who can you call when you need help to manage a spill?
A. Chemtrec; emergency numbers on pesticide labeling; police department or highway patrol; fire department; public health department.
Q. When should you have a spill kit on hand?
A. Every time a pesticide or pesticide container is handled.