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.
- Introduction — Safe transport reduces risk
- Federal Requirements — 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.
Compiled by Jan Hygnstrom, Erin Bauer and Clyde Ogg, University of Nebraska – Lincoln