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2 North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pesticide Section Food & Drug Protection Division

3 Pesticide Applications PROTECTING YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT

4 I. I. Pesticide Mixing and Loading Sites II. II. PPE - Personal Protective Equipment III. III. Pesticide Container Disposal

5 HAZARDS TO CONSIDER Water Contamination Drains Backflow Protection Mix on site I. MIXING AND LOADING SITES

6 Wells Creeks Ponds Water Sources DO NOT Mix or Load Next To or Above:

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9 KNOW WHERE THE DRAIN EMPTIES! When Mixing, Loading, or Cleaning Pesticide Equipment Over or Near Drains:

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12 Proper Mixing and Loading Area

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14 Air Gap Backflow Preventer Use Backflow Protection

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21 Need for PPE Knowing How to Use PPE II. PPE - Personal Protective Equipment II. PPE - Personal Protective Equipment

22 TYPES OF EXPOSURE Inhalation Oral Dermal Ocular PPE Protects You From Exposure When Working With Pesticides

23 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Label specific May include: gloves boots or shoe covers coveralls hood or wide-brimmed hat apron protective eyewear respirator

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25 Long Sleeve Shirt Long Pants Shoes and Socks Chemical Resistant Gloves Review The Label For PPE Information If Label Does Not Refer To PPE Use a Minimum of Protection Such As:

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34 NEVER Store With Pesticides Respirator and Respirator Cartridges should be Stored Separately Clean Respirator after Each Use Clothes Used While Applying Pesticides Should be Washed Separately From Other Laundry PROPER STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE OF PPE SHOULD INCLUDE

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39 Dispose of Pesticide Containers In a Manner Which Will Not Contaminate Any Aspect of the Environment Pesticide Labels Have Specific Instructions on Proper Disposal Procedures III. Proper Pesticide Container Disposal

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45 Triple Rinsing or Pressure Rinsing Offer for Recycling Where Available If Not…. Puncture and Place In Landfill Proper Disposal of Pesticide Containers Includes:

46 Let Container Drain or Drip Into Spray Tank For At Least 30 Seconds Fill Container 1/3 Full of Water Replace Cap On Container and Rotate or Shake to Rinse ALL Sides Drain Rinse Mixture From Container Into Spray Tank Repeat Steps 2-4 Twice More Before Disposal of Pesticide Container Steps for Proper Triple Rinsing

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49 Let Container Drain or Drip Into Spray Tank For At Least 30 Seconds Insert Tip of P/N Through Side of Pesticide Container Near Base Spray Inside Container for 30 Seconds While Holding Over Tank Drain all Rinse Water from Container into Spray Tank Steps for Correct Pressure Rinsing

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53 Offer For Recycling Offer For Recycling

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55 IF YOUR COUNTY DOES NOT OFFER PESTICIDE CONTAINER RECYCLING, CONSULT FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR APPROVED ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES.

56 NCDA&CS Pesticide Section

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