Transportation of Pesticides
This module will help you understand the need for safe transport of pesticides and how to reduce associated risks. You'll find general principles and links to publications and organizations that can assist you with more information on proper loading and hauling of pesticides from the point of purchase to storage or point of use. Jan Hygnstrom, Erin Bauer, and Clyde Ogg, all with the University of Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program, compiled information from resources acknowledged in the Introduction.
Here are the topics covered in this module, including brief descriptions and links.
Safe transport reduces risk
Federal regulations for transporting pesticides
Vehicle and Safety Equipment
Know what pesticides you are transporting so that you can be prepared with appropriate PPE
Loading and Securing Pesticides
How you load pesticides will reduce the chance of an accident
Secure the load to prevent shifting and spilling
In Case of a Spill/Accident
Basics of what to do if an accident occurs
Unloading and Cleaning Vehicle
Unload and store pesticides with safety in mind
After unloading pesticides, make sure your vehicle and PPE aren't carrying residues