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P RIVATE A PPLICATOR R ECERTIFICATION 2012-2014 North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division,

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1 P RIVATE A PPLICATOR R ECERTIFICATION North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division, Pesticide Section Pesticide Mixing/Loading/Transportation and Fumigation Issues

2 Mixing and Loading Environmental Hazards Personal Protective Equipment Storage Fumigants Soil Phosphine Gas Transportation

3 MIXING AND LOADING SITES

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6 Water Contamination Drains HAZARDS TO CONSIDER

7 WATER CONTAMINATION

8 DO NOT MIX OR LOAD NEAR WATER SOURCES Wells Creeks Ponds

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13 MIXING, LOADING OR CLEANING PESTICIDE EQUIPMENT OVER OR NEAR DRAINS Know where the drain empties

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18 Air Gap Backflow preventer USE BACKFLOW PROTECTION

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23 MIX AND LOAD ON SITE

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25 CLEAN SPRAYER TANK Rinse tank with limited water and cleaner Rinsate should be applied to labeled site If possible, designated tanks for herbicides

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28 Types of Exposure Oral Inhalation Dermal Ocular PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXPOSURE WHEN WORKING WITH PESTICIDES

29 PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Read the Label Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is found in the Precautionary Statement of the label PPE requirements could be more detailed for mixing and loading

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31 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 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

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33 Never store with pesticides Respirator and respirator cartridges should be stored separately Clean respirator after each use PROPER STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE OF PPE SHOULD INCLUDE

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39 RESPIRATOR USE FOR FUMIGATION New fumigant labels require respirator use to conform to OSHAs 29 CFR Part includes: Medical Clearance Fit Test Annual fit-testing thereafter

40 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.

41 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

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43 Fumigation Requirements for Phosphine Gas Restricted Use Pesticide Read and Understand the Label and Applicators Manual Keep Records Fumigant Management Plan (FMP) Placarding

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47 It is illegal to move trucks, trailers, containers, vans, et., over public roads or highways until they have been aerated. LABEL REQUIREMENTS

48 PESTICIDE TRANSPORTATION

49 Highway Accidents that involve Pesticide Spills Be proactive……contact the appropriate authorities Contain pesticide spill Clean up Collect pesticide contaminated soil, spread on labeled site

50 GOOD NUMBERS TO KNOW NCDA&CS Pesticide Section (919) NC Department Of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) (919) NC Division of Water Quality Emergency number

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