Checklist for Commercial Pesticide Handling

(greenhouses, nurseries, lawn care, etc.)

 

Inspection Items

Legislation

Y*

N*

Corrective Action / Comments

Date

Act

Reg.*

 

 

 

Management Responsibilities

 

 

 

 

 

Worker training on safe handling, use, storage (workers should have a good understanding of the health effects and symptoms of overexposure for the pesticide(s) they are using)

 

G* 59

 

 

 

Pesticide Handling

 

 

 

 

 

Procedure for cleanup and disposal of spill or leak

 

G 59 (a)

 

 

 

Spill cleanup kit available

 

 

 

 

 

MSDS in accessible location (recommendation only as pesticides are presently excluded from the requirement for MSDS and label under WHMIS)

42(2)

 

 

 

 

Personal Protection

 

 

 

 

 

Personal protective clothing to consider depending on the application:

  • Impermeable gloves
  • Work clothes (disposable/reusable)
  • Impermeable apron
  • Face shield
  • Impermeable boots
  • Pesticide respirator
  • Impermeable hat

 

  

 

 

G 42 (a)

G 42 (c)   

 

G 42 (f)

G 42 (d)

G 42 (b)

G 45 (2)

G 42 (f)

 

 

 

Storage for street clothes and work clothes

 

G 9 (1)

 

 

 

Hand washing facility available

 

G* 6 (1)

 

 

 

Emergency Response

 

 

 

 

 

First aid kit available

 

G 12 (1)

 

 

 

Worker(s) trained in first aid

 

G 12 (6)

 

 

 

Eye wash facility available

 

G 11 (1)

 

 

 

Fresh water (hose) available for emergency body wash

 

G 11 (1)

 

 

 

Emergency response procedure

 

G 14 (1) (e)

 

 

 

Emergency telephone number(s) available

 

 

 

 

 

Pesticide Storage

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation considerations

 

G 20 (1)

 

 

 

Access to stored material

 

G 113 (1)

 

 

 

Stability of stored material

 

G 60 (e)

 

 

 

Pesticides stored separate from other materials

 

 

 

 

 

Pesticides protected from elements (sun, rain, etc.)