shall not be stored in the same area as pesticides. Wherever possible, motor
vehicles shall be located outside or in a separate building from the pesticide
storage or handling area. Where motor vehicles are located under the same
roof as the pesticide area, they shall be separated from the pesticide area by
a minimum of two-hour fire rated construction.
outdoors, space shall be secured and under cover and protected from radiant
heating, freezing temperatures and moisture. All liquid fumigants shall be
stored outside of occupied buildings in hazardous chemical lockers.
Pesticide Mixing Room. Provide a room with a work area to mix
concentrated pesticides into ready-to-use formulations. Mixing rooms shall
have electricity and hot and cold water. Open nonabsorptive shelves should be
situated near the pesticide storage racks, drum stands, exterior personnel
door and in the mixing areas. Metal or plastic pallets to hold pesticides off
the floor are essential, plastic is preferred. Steel stands to keep drums off
the floor are recommended. The work area shall contain a pesticide-resistant
sink with a closeable drain, a contiguous self-draining drip-proof counter top
at least 5 feet (1524 mm) long, sideboards, splash panel on back, and an
unhooded deep sink for washing small equipment, gloves, etc., is recommended
for medium and large facilities. Galvanized metal fixtures are acceptable.
Extra nonabsorbent shelving, 12 inches (305 mm) deep is recommended to store
mixing equipment items.
Operational Note: Do not use wood pallets as they absorb pesticides and
may become an additional source of worker exposure.
Transitional Areas. Provide a dressing area for changing clothes,
men's shower and lockers, toilet, laundry and cleaning gear room and women's
shower and lockers (alternate).
Operational Note: Separate sexes may be accommodated by scheduling use
of shower and locker facilities at different times. Doors for toilet
facilities should be fitted with a lock to allow use by both males and
females. Contaminated clothing shall be stored in the laundry area or
the "pesticide" side of the locker facilities.
188.8.131.52.1 Shower and Locker Room. Accommodations may be required for male
and female employees if installation requires more than one pest controller.
The room serves as a transition area between clean and pesticide handling
areas. It contains lockers for street clothing on one side, storage for work
clothing (shoes, coveralls, caps, etc.) on the other side and a third area for
protective equipment (respirators, etc.). The room shall be accessible to the
showers and lockers, toilet and laundry and cleaning gear areas. Personnel