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When we spill Steps for cleaning up a chemical spill

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  • When we spill Steps for cleaning up a chemical spill
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  • Accidents and Spills Selection and Purchase of Insecticide Transportation Storage Mixing and Diluting Pesticide Use Cycle Disposal -excess -containers -spill waste Application
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  • Maintaining composure is the key to avoiding disaster. Have a plan! Practice your plan! Accidents and Spills
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  • 1.Protect yourself Put on appropriate PPE 2.Stop the Source Close a valve, plug a hole 3.Protect others and the environment Isolate the spill, rope off area if necessary Keep the spill from entering water, sewer, drain etc. 4.Stay at the site 5.Neutralize and cleanup Accidents and Spills
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  • Clean Up Clean up the spill: Liquids: Sweep up the absorbent material (Soak Up). Place material in container. Tag/label Keep adding absorbent material until all liquid is soaked up. Solids: Sweep up. (reuse?) Place in bag or container. Tag/label
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  • Decontaminate the Site Once you have collected as much of the spilled material as possible, decontaminate the spill site. Do not hose down with water! DILUTION IS NOT THE SOLUTION!
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  • What type of surface? Non-porous Sealed concrete, glazed ceramic tile, etc Use water (chem. recommendation from label) and a detergent solution to remove the residue Do not allow any of the wash solution to run off Place fresh absorbent material Remove absorbent material and package. Tag/label. Decontaminate the Site
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  • Porous surface soil, unsealed wood, carpet, etc follow directions on label May need to remove and dispose of surface Depending of the size and toxicity Can the site be neutralized? Decontaminate the Site
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  • Neutralize the Site The pesticide label will give instructions Neutralizing commonly consists of: strong bleach and hydrated lime work into spill site with broom apply fresh absorbent material dispose of absorbent material (Tag) Note: REPEAT IF NECESSARY
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  • Neutralizing Soil To neutralize soil - refer to label or MSDS first remove and dispose of top soil activated charcoal (small spills) binds pesticide pour 2-3 of lime cover with fresh top soil
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  • Decontaminate Equipment Clean vehicle Equipment Remember: porous equipment may have to be discarded Personal Protective Equipment wash thoroughly using manufactures instructions Strong mixture of chlorine bleach, detergent and water
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  • Decontaminate Yourself As soon as you finish with the spill and equipment clean up concentrate on your personal hygiene Water and mild detergent Avoid recontamination
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  • Reflect on how the pesticide spill could have been prevented
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  • Follow Up Documentation Photographs Diagrams Detailed and legible report Ink (black or blue)
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  • Spill Kit Telephone numbers Various gloves, footwear, apron Protective eye wear An appropriate respirator for the job Containment equipment snakes Absorbent material Shovel, broom, dustpan
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  • Heavy-duty detergent A fire extinguisher rated for all types of fires Sturdy containers Plastic bags Coveralls Caution Tape Spill Kit
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  • Small Spills 1 to 2 gallon spills use cat litter or other absorbent material to contain the spill (wear protective clothing) Sweep up material into dustpan and place in trash bag Carry trash bag back to office for proper disposal
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  • Carefulslippery when wet ! Training Activities: Conduct a mock spill clean-up Inspect trucks for spill kit contents Develop a call list Review the reporting process
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  • You should: Know your County and State regulations regarding accident and chemical spill reporting Have a rehearsed action plan for this type of event Have all technicians and mangers properly trained on spill containment Make sure each vehicle is properly maintained and equipped