Presentation on theme: "Environmental Safety Measures for Pesticides in Retailer Shops."— Presentation transcript:
Environmental Safety Measures for Pesticides in Retailer Shops
To ensure safety in retailer pesticide shops for: Retailer’s or shopkeeper’s short term and long term health. To protect health of customers. Purpose of the Training:
Proper air circulation facility and ventilation. Floor made from non-absorbable materials. Post on wall contact information for emergency and medical help. Wear musk when in shop area with pesticides dust Non-absorbable shelves where pesticides are stored Environmental Safety Management of Pesticide Shop
World Health Organization (WHO) mandates the pesticides bottles are color coded. Non-absorbable shelves where pesticides are stored: Red self- for very highly toxic pesticide. Yellow self- for moderately toxic pesticide. Green self – for low toxic pesticide. Should kept displayed pesticides on their shelves in this vertical arrangement. Retailer’s Shop Display of Pesticides on shelves
This arrangement helps protecting child from grabbing and inadvertently swallowing highly toxic pesticide. Always discourage children from free access to the retailer’s shop. Retailer’s Shop Display of Pesticides on shelves
Wear plastic or rubber gloves loading storing or cleaning up pesticide spills Wash hands frequently in the day (soap and water) when selling handling bottles/ packets of pesticides especially before eating The store should be constructed with appropriate materials to ensure that pesticides are protected from weather conditions Light Sun Rain wind Environmental Safety Management of Pesticide Shop
The store should be arranged in such a way that the pesticides are classified into categories (e.g. Insecticides, fungicides, herbicides etc.) The store should have spill management materials (e.g. sand, sawdust etc.), for the neutralization and the collection of pesticides, in case of leakages Rags, soap, water, basin/bucket for cleaning spills on floor and shelves Environmental Safety Management of Pesticide Shop
The floor/wall must be without cracks, without damps, made of materials which do not absorb pesticides The store does not cause any kind of pollution or inconvenience to neighboring houses or stores Volatile pesticides (specially opened containers of liquids, dusts and granulated pesticides should not kept indoors, especially in closed rooms. Environmental Safety Management of Pesticide Shop
Guidelines to Store Pesticides Safely Long term pesticide storage and disposal can be hazardous to human health and the environment. Both the retailer and farmer should follow these safety recommendations: Do not stockpile Reduce storage needs by buying only the amount of pesticide that you will need during the current season when the pest is active. Return ‘out of date’ or ‘GoB unregistered’ pesticides to dealer or company for disposal
Guidelines To Store Pesticides Safely Store pesticides in a moderate, dry, well- ventilated area Protected from freezing temperatures and away from heat sources and direct sunlight.
Guidelines To Store Pesticides Safely Store flammable liquids far away from an ignition source such as a furnace, a car, kerosene stoves and wood fire etc. Never store pesticides in cabinets with or near food, animal feed, or medical supplies
Guidelines To Store Pesticides Safely Do not store pesticides in places where flooding is possible or in places where they might spill or leak into wells, drains, groundwater, or surface water. Always store pesticides in their original containers Never transfer pesticides to soft drink bottles or other containers. Preserve the product label in a legible condition Do not allow the label to become missing, damaged, or destroyed.
Inspect containers periodically for damage or leak In cleaning and maintenance of shops use PPE. Never let anyone eat, drink, or smoke in the storage or retailer facility Do not keep gasoline, kerosene, or other combustible materials with the pesticides Chemical-resistant gloves and footwear during loading, shifting or spill management Guidelines To Store Pesticides Safely
Make sure pesticides are not kept near operations which present a fire hazard, such as burning and welding, etc. Do not leave any pesticide container in full sun or next to a heater. Store pesticides on glass or metal shelves with a lip or on wood shelves covered with plastic or chemically resistant epoxy paint. Leak-proof plastic trays on shelves work well. Guidelines To Store Pesticides Safely
Keep the area free of debris such as waste paper, rags, or used cardboard boxes, which may provide an ignition source Clean up any spills immediately Store dry formulations on the highest shelves. Store liquids and glass containers on the lowest level. This will prevent contamination in case a liquid container leaks Guidelines To Store Pesticides Safely