Presentation on theme: "P RIVATE A PPLICATOR R ECERTIFICATION 2012-2014 North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division,"— Presentation transcript:
P RIVATE A PPLICATOR R ECERTIFICATION 2012-2014 North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division, Pesticide Section Pesticide Mixing/Loading/Transportation and Fumigation Issues
Mixing and Loading Environmental Hazards Personal Protective Equipment Storage Fumigants Soil Phosphine Gas Transportation
PPE Keep Out of Reach of Children CAUTION Precautionary Statements Hazard to Humans and Domestic Animals Harmful If Swallowed Causes Moderate Eye Irritation Avoid contact with eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Some materials that are chemical-resistant to this product are barrier laminate or viton. For more information, follow instructions in Supplement Three of PR Notice 93-7. If you want more options, follow the instructions for category H on an EPA chemical resistance category selections chart. Loaders, applicators and all other handlers must wear: Coveralls over long-sleeved shirt and long pants Chemical-resistant gloves Chemical-resistant footwear plus socks A NIOSH-approved dust mist filtering respirator with MSHA/NIOSH approval number prefix TC-21C or a NIOSH-approved respirator with any N, R, P, or HE filter
RESPIRATOR USE FOR FUMIGATION New fumigant labels require respirator use to conform to OSHAs 29 CFR Part 1090.134 includes: Medical Clearance Fit Test Annual fit-testing thereafter
FUMIGATION OVERVIEW Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs), for chemicals registered prior to 1984 under FQPA (Food Quality Protection Act), require soil fumigants to include additional label measures to protect applicators and bystanders.
FUMIGATION SUMMARY 2010 Mitigation, (2011 crop season) Handler respiratory protection Tarp perforation and removal restrictions Reentry restrictions Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Fumigant Management Plans (FMPs) RUP classification Registrant-provided handler information 2011 Mitigation, (2012 crop season) Buffers and buffer posting Restrictions near difficult to evacuate sites Emergency preparedness and response Registrant-provided training and community outreach programs