Fire Protection. Provide fire protection in accordance with
MIL-HDBK-1008A, Fire Protection for Facilities Engineering, Design and
Construction, Section 4, Special Occupancies.
Operational Note: Accepted practice is to develop a prefire plan for
fire department operations. Accordingly, an inventory of the contents
of the facility shall be provided at least annually to the fire
department serving the installation.
Fire Extinguisher. Provide a fire extinguisher by the door between
the storage and mixing areas in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.106 and NFPA 10.
Operational Note: It is more practical and economical to eliminate the
few flammable pesticides in use (substitutes are available) than to
provide expensive fixed fire-fighting systems and explosion-proof
equipment and fixtures. This is required through the pest management
plan process and is monitored by a service pest management consultant in
accordance with the appropriate service directive; OPNAVINST 6250.4A
(Navy), AFR 91-21 (Air Force), AR 420-76 (Army). After construction of
a pest management facility, subsequent operating procedures, detailed in
the installation pest management plan, must identify pesticides suitable
for the level of fire protection provided in the facility. Storage of
combustible and flammable liquids, of which many may be pesticides) is
regulated by NFPA 30. Depending on the amount of liquids stored and
their flash points, special handling and storage are necessary. Not
more than 120 gallons (554 L) of Class I, Class II and Class IIIA
liquids may be stored in a flammable liquid storage cabinet. Of this
total, not more than 60 gallons (277 L) may be of Class I and Class II
liquids and not more than 3 such cabinets may be located in a single
fire area. Only UL approved metal cabinets may be used. If no more
than 60 gallons (277 L) of flammable or 120 gallons (554 L) of
combustible liquids are stored, a storage cabinet of metal, as described
in the regulation, will be adequate. If larger quantities are to be
stored, a separate room, outside metal shed, or warehouse meeting the
required fire resistant rating of the material shall be provided. In
these situations, it would be advisable to seek additional guidance on
fire protection (reference 29 CFR 1910.106). The storage cabinets may
be bid items.
Signs. Provide identification signs such as "DANGER," "POISON,"
and "PESTICIDE STORAGE AREA" in appropriate rooms and on buildings, and fences
to advise personnel of the contents and warn of their hazardous nature.
Install a sign to read "NO SMOKING" in the pesticide areas. Install a sign
over the sink that reads "DO NOT DISCHARGE PESTICIDES INTO THE SINK." Provide
a sign at the entrance(s) to the toilet to read "WASH HANDS BEFORE USING
TOILET." Provide warning signs on the exterior of the building at each
entrance except the utility room. Provide a sign to read "CLOSE DRAIN WHILE
HANDLING PESTICIDES ON HARDSTAND." Provide a sign to read "FLAMMABLE