Inspect your pesticide storage area regularly. If you answer “no” to any statements below, take immediate steps to correct the situation.
Pesticide Storage Checklist, A useful one-page storage checklist for printing.
|Date of Inspection:|
|Storage room locked.|||||||||||||
|Storage area signs posted with emergency contact information.|||||||||||||
|No Smoking signs posted.|||||||||||||
|Personal protective equipment stored nearby.|||||||||||||
|Clean up supplies stored nearby.|||||||||||||
|Inventory is up to date and stored separately.|||||||||||||
|Labels and MSDS on file|||||||||||||
|Fire extinguisher in good working order|||||||||||||
|Ventilation system is working.|
|Area is clean with no debris or combustibles.|
|Floor is clear of spills or leaks.|
|Pesticides stored off floor|
|Storage area contains pesticides only–no feed, fertilizer or other materials.|
|Labels readable and attached to containers.|
|Containers marked with purchase date.|
|Dry formulations stored above liquids.|
|Container caps are tightly closed.|
|Used containers are rinsed and punctured.|
Adapted from “Pesticides and Their Proper Storage” Purdue Pesticide Publication PPP-26
Compiled by Wayne Buhler, PhD.