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118 • MINIMAL EXPOSURE PESTICIDES

The following employees are exempt from this respiratory protection requirement:

  • applicators using vehicle-mounted or towed equipment to inject or incorporate minimal exposure pesticides into the soil

  • applicators using equipment with vehicle-mounted spray nozzles that

are directed downward and located below the level of the employee The respiratory equipment employers provide to their employees must meet the requirements described in Chapter 5 of this study guide. Employers must ensure that all protective clothing and equipment is cleaned inside and out or discarded at the end of each day’s use.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • 1.

    A minimal exposure pesticide is a pesticide

    • a.

      that can be handled by anyone with the potential for little or no exposure

    • b.

      whose labeling instructions do not mitigate specific hazards

    • c.

      whose labeling instructions very thor- oughly mitigate specific hazards

    • d.

      that will not cause significant human health or environmental injury

  • 2.

    All employees who handle minimal exposure pesticides must have available to them

    • a.

      a full face cartridge respirator

    • b.

      a designated location in the pesticide storage area to eep their personal clothing

    • c.

      specially designed application equipment that includes a pesticide-approved enclosed cab

    • d.

      an area where they can change clothes and wash themselves at the end of their wor day

  • 3.

    For minimal exposure pesticides bearing the signal word Caution, employers

    • a.

      do not need to provide decontamination facilities at the mixing and loading area

    • b.

      must provide decontamination facilities at the mixing and loading area

    • c.

      must provide decontamination facilities within 1/4 mile of the mixing and loading area

    • d.

      must provide decontamination facilities within 1 mile of the mixing and loading area

(answers on page 119)

  • 4.

    Coveralls, rather than work clothing, are required to be worn by employees handling ______ minimal exposure pesticides.

    • a.

      Danger

    • b .

      Wa r n i n g

    • c.

      Caution

    • d.

      all

  • 5.

    Full-body chemical-resistant protective clothing must be worn by employees who handle minimal exposure pesticides, except those who

    • a.

      mix or load materials whose labels bear the signal word Caution

    • b.

      wor as flaggers during an application

    • c.

      have obtained an exemption from their physician

    • d.

      are injecting the pesticides into the soil when using vehicle-mounted or towed equipment

  • 6.

    Respiratory protection is not required if an employee is

    • a.

      flagging during an application of a minimal exposure pesticide

    • b.

      applying minimal exposure pesticides with a hand-held spray wand

    • c.

      mixing and loading dry formulations of a minimal exposure pesticide

    • d.

      using equipment with vehicle-mounted spray nozzles that are directed downward and located below the level of the employee

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