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Give two reasons why pesticide accidents occur.
most accidents happen from lack of up to date knowledge and unsafe handeling.
What should you consider before using pesticides?
you should know the pest, extent of damge, weather, conditions of the teatment area, plus take time to read the label and take all precautions.
How should you clean your washing machine after laundering pesticide soiled clothing?
Run a complete, but empty cyle. Use hot water and detergent
What are some of the problems which could be encountered by transporting pesticides: (a) inside a truck, (b) inside a truck with grocieries, livestock feed, and children, or (c) in the back of a truck with grocieries, livestock feed, and children?
Excessive dermal, inhalation, or oral exposure to pesticides may cause injury or death in humans. Contamination of food and feed may occur from hazardous fumesand spills of pesticides. Since they may spill or give off hazardous fumes.
In what kind of containers should pesticides be stored?
Should be stored only in original tightly-sealed containers
Why do you need to wear a wide brimmed, chemical-resistent waterproof hat and not a cap when you will be exposed to down-ward pesticide drift?
Activities that deposit pesticides on the head require protective head gear because the scalp can absorb pesticides at a fast rate. A wide brimmed, chemical-resistant hat protects the face, eyes, mouth, and back of the neck.
why should all clean protective equipment and clothing not be kept with pesticides in a locked pesticide storage area?
To avoid contaminating the clean clothes.
When you are planning to work with pesticides, where should you look for information on the protective clothing that is neccessary?
The pesticide label.
What material should gloves and boots worn during pesticide handeling be made out of?
Both gloves and boots should be made of chemically-resistant material
Do you need to wear protective clothing while mixing and filling, or just when you will be exposed to downward drift?
yes. It is important that you put on protective clothing and equipment before you handle concentrated pesticides.
How should you stand when you are filling a spray tank?
When pouring pesticides, always stand with you head well about the container and the filling hole of the spray tank so that you and your clothing do not get splashed
Why is it dangerous if a spilled concentrated is not cleaned up immediately?
A pesticide spill can potentially cause great harm to others, as well as cause environmental contamination. Toxic quantities of some concetrated chemicals may remain in soil for many months
What should you do if a nozzel gets clogged up if you are out spraying pesticides?
You should stop spraying move to an untreated area, and use a brush to clean the plugged up nozzel.
Name five ways of avoiding exposure while applying pesticides.
Wear protective clothing, always use only the labelled amount of pesticide during application, do not work in drift, spray, or runoff unless you are properly protected, If chemicals spill on you gloves, be careful not to wipe your hands on your clothing. Wash pesticide-soiled clothing with detergent and water.
If you or your partner feel sick during an application should you leave the work half done or try to finish up?
you should not try to finish you should get out of the area immediately and get help
If the pesticide is not too toxic, is it OK to let children and pets play in the area while you are spraying there?
Never let children and pets play in the are during spraying
When you are spraying near houses, playgrounds, and bee colonies is it up to the owners to keep out of your way or remove the bees, or should you warn them and then take every precaution?
Yes. Notify residents and beekeepers when you plan to spray in their areas and urge them to take appropriate precautions
Name three ways to cut down accidents commonly caused by equipment
choose the safest equipment for your pesticide application needs, do not allow children or unauthorized people near the pesticide equipment, use your equipment correctly, and take good care of your equipment.
What procedures should be followed after a job is finished?
Wash all the spray tanks and equipment, release the pressure in the spray tanks, and store it away. Wash hands and face . At the end of the day throw your clothes in the wash and rinse boots and shoes to prevent accidentally tracking chemicals into dwelling areas and keep exposed clothes away from other clothes
Explain what "reentry" means. How do you find out a reentry interval for the pesticide(s) that you are using?
The reentry interval is the period of time that should pass between treatment and returning to a treated area. When no reentry times are available, always wait until sprays dry, dust settles, and vapors disperse.
What can you do for an accidental spill of a pesticide?
Have some kind of absorptive material available. Have bleach or hydrated lime for decontamination. Keep soap detergent and water close at hand. Have a change of clothes available.
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