Style (Character). Design the pest management facilities in
accordance with NAVFAC DM-1.01, Basic Architectural Requirements and Design
Considerations. The style of pest management facilities shall be in
accordance with each installation's architectural compatibility guidelines.
Size. Obtain guidance on the actual size and components of pest
management facilities from the cognizant service pest management consultant.
Facility Plate Sheets 1, 4, and 6 illustrate floor plans for small, medium and
large facilities, respectively. Additional plans of Air Force facilities are
illustrated on Sheets 3 and 8. Modify these plates for local requirements.
Consider also the number of pest control functions required; even small shops
may be providing the full range of operations involving three items of trailer
mounted equipment, two vehicles, and an inventory of 40 or more pesticides and
related chemicals. See Table 1 for additional data on facility size.
Functional. Arrangement of spaces and corridors shall allow
workers to arrive in a clean area, dress for hazardous exposure in the change
area, leave through a pesticide area doorway, and retrace that path at the end
of the workday. It is essential that there be no direct access between the
office and the pesticide area and that doorways are arranged so that no
pesticide need ever be carried through clean areas. It is essential that the
mixing room be located adjacent to the storage area and the equipment storage
area (if indoors) and be accessible through the corridor to the shower and
locker rooms and the exterior. Functional relationship diagrams are provided
as Facility Plate Sheets 2, 5 and 7, respectively. Divide the facility into
the three areas - clean, transitional and pesticide, as follows:
Clean Areas. Clean areas include an office, vestibule and airlock,
and mechanical and electrical spaces.
126.96.36.199.1 Vestibule and Airlock. Provide a vestibule and airlock for the
facility, where appropriate due to weather conditions, to conserve energy.
188.8.131.52.2 Office Space. Provide a space to perform office work. A telephone
recommended for effective workplace habitability.
Operational Note. Employees shall not eat in areas where pesticides are
mixed, stored, or handled. Use of tobacco products or chewing gum is
likewise prohibited for safety reasons. Food storage areas, e.g., in
coffee areas or where lunches are stored, shall be physically separated
from toxic materials. Waste containers must be provided for the
disposal of all waste food. Such containers must be equipped with
covers and, in accordance with OSHA standards, must be emptied daily