Presentation on theme: "PCOC Safety Committee 2001 CHEMICAL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN PURPOSE The purpose of this contingency plan is to protect your service personnel and the environment."— Presentation transcript:
PCOC Safety Committee 2001 CHEMICAL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN PURPOSE The purpose of this contingency plan is to protect your service personnel and the environment in case of a chemical spill involving your company's pest control equipment and/or applicators.
PCOC Safety Committee 2001 SPILLS ON HIGHWAYS, BYWAYS AND SURFACE STREETS 1) If an applicator of your company is responsible for the release of a hazardous material, he/she is responsible for taking charge of the situation prior to the arrival of local authorities. When the driver gets out of the vehicle they should have in their hands (or immediately obtain from the vehicle storage area) the following: - Shipping papers (if required) - DOT mandated Emergency response information (DOT Response book, and or MSDS and Labels.) - Personal Protective Equipment (Gloves, goggles, respirator, coveralls -- SCBA in the case of Fumigation vehicles) - Interscan and Draeger pump and tubes in the case of ANY accident involving a fumigation vehicle.
PCOC Safety Committee 2001 BEST POLICY…AVIOD PROBLEM PREVENTING SPILLS Saves $$$$ and Time Equipment Maintenance: No Leaks or Weak Hoses Compressed Air Sprayers: Soft Parts, Tank Integrity Power Sprayers: Pump Seals, Hoses, Fittings, Guns Proper Chemical Storage: Labeled Containers, Labeled Boxes, Tight Lids Carry the Appropriate Quantity: Avoid Clutter Use the Correct Measuring Devices, Don’t Overfill
PCOC Safety Committee 2001 Protective and Cleanup Equipment You Need ALL the Same Protective Equipment as you would use when mixing and applying the material….PLUS: 1. Soak Up or some other absorbent material. 2. Rags, Tarp (for powders), a Bucket for Debris, 3. Rope or Tape to Secure the Area 4. Dust pan and broom to pick up the debris. (NOTE: Any amount of spill over one pound of active ingredient may be considered hazardous waste, and require special containers to transport for proper disposal. Call you office for help and advice.)
PCOC Safety Committee 2001 Spills at the Job Site 1. Stop the leakage and Stop the Spread of Chemical: Shut-off Sprayer or Clamp off Hose to Stop the Flow Use Soak up or whatever you have to contain the spill. 2. Control the site and Keep unprotected people away. Use Cones, Tape, Rope to secure area. Stay in control of the incident and call your office for help. 3. Clean up minor spills yourself, but get advise if you’re not sure. 4. Recycle as much as possible, or transport in proper container.
PCOC Safety Committee 2001 Spills Indoors Avoid at all cost!! These and the Most Sensitive, Most Expensive. 1. Never Mix Indoors, Keep Concentrates Outside 2. Double-check Power Spray Hose and Slab Injectors. 3. Know what to do if your B & G springs a leak. 4. Use Materials With the Lowest Odor and Toxicity. 5. Carry a Clean Rag in your Hip Pocket just in case. 6. Bring Spray Hose into Sub-Areas Through Vents or from outside the Structure whenever possible.
PCOC Safety Committee 2001 Larger Spills Outdoors Serious Auto Accident: Highway Spill or City Street If not injured, Control the Site and Stop the Spread Keep Spillage from Entering Storm Drains! Call the office for Help. If No other option available, Call Chemtrec. If you have proper training and a good cleanup kit, you can safely deal with most spills. Avoid Large Spills by Mixing and using the materials on the job site, and not transporting large quantities of diluted material.
PCOC Safety Committee 2001 SPILL CONTROL KIT RECOVERY DRUM STORES AT OFFICE CONTAINS ALL YOU NEED FOR MOST INCIDENTS DRUM SERVES TO TRANSPORT HAZARDOUS WASTE
PCOC Safety Committee 2001 SPILL KIT EXTRAS SHOVEL COVERALLS STRING PLASTIC BAG FOR DRY STUFF SHEET PLASTIC TO COVER POWDERS
PCOC Safety Committee 2001 SOAK UP ONE JUG WILL SOAK-UP 55 GALLONS OF WATER BASED LIQUID THE JELLED MATERIAL CAN BE RECYCLED BY DILUTION WITH WATER AND RE-MIXING THE PRODUCT AT IT’S INTENDED RATE. THIS AVOIDS DISPOSAL ISSUES BY ALLOWING THE PRODUCT TO BE USED AS INTENDED