Checklist for Retail Pesticide Vendors


Inspection Items




Corrective Action / Comments







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)






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