Checklist for Retail Pesticide Vendors

 

Inspection Items

Legislation

Y*

N*

Corrective Action / Comments

Date

Act

Reg.*

 

 

 

Management Responsibilities

 

 

 

 

 

Worker training on safe handling, use, storage

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Hand washing facility available

 

G 6 (1)

 

 

 

Impermeable gloves available (the main route of absorption of pesticides is through the skin on the hands)

 

G 42 (a)

 

 

 

Impermeable boots available in case of spill cleanup

 

G 42 (b)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

Emergency response procedure

 

G 14 (1) (e)

 

 

 

Emergency telephone number(s) available

 

 

 

 

 

Pesticide Display

 

 

 

 

 

Pesticide display recommended at least 3 meters (10 ft.) away from permanent work stations.  This is a recommendation for the comfort and protection of employees who must work near the pesticide display

 

 

 

 

 

Pesticides stored separate from food products (to minimize contamination)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation considerations

 

 

 

 

 

Pesticide Storage

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation considerations

 

G* 20 (1)

 

 

 

Access to stored material

 

G 113 (1)

 

 

 

Stability of stored material

 

G 62