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Transportation Safety Tips

 

INSPECT ALL UNWANTED PESTICIDES TO SEE THAT THEY ARE SECURELY PACKAGED

Only transport containers that are secure. If the container is questionable, carefully
pack within another container for transport.


LINE STORAGE AREA OF TRANSPORT VEHICLE WITH PLASTIC

Do not transport pesticides in areas occupied by passengers. If at all possible transport

to the site in the back of apickup or alternately in the trunk of a car.

Avoid exposure to humans and animals.


CARRY ABSORBENT MATERIAL

If you are transporting liquid materials carry absorbent materials such as

kitty litter in case of breakage or spillage.


ARRANGE PESTICIDES BY HAZARD CLASSIFICATION

Arrange pesticides such as
corrosives, flammable, oxidizers, poisons, etc. to prevent mixing of

incompatible materials shouldspillage occur.


BRACE CONTAINERS IN VEHICLE

This will prevent unnecessary shifting which could result
in container damage and leakage.


KEEP ALL CONTAINERS COVERED DURING TRANSPORT

Loads hauled in an open pickup truck should be covered.


CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION

A copy of this form, which lists the pesticides authorizedfor disposal, must be maintained

in the vehicle when transporting pesticide to the collection site (incase of accident,

emergency responders will need to know what they are dealing with).

Please present this form at the time of unloading.


PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY

You are responsible for any spillage, damage, subsequent cleanup and restoration

that might occur while you are transporting the unwanted pesticides. The state and its

contractors are not responsible for any spillage that occurs before the unwanted pesticides

are accepted for transport at the collection site.


DRIVE DIRECTLY TO THE PESTICIDE COLLECTION SITE

After you load your vehicle, avoid unnecessary travel when transporting pesticides.


DIRECT ADDITIONAL SAFETY QUESTIONS TO THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE

See contact below.

 
 

Contacts

 

Carli Lofing
Montana Department of Agriculture
605 2nd Ave S, Room 204A

Glasgow, MT 59230
Phone: (406) 228-9512

E-mail: clofing@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9590

Cam Lay
State Entomologist
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3790
E-mail: clay2@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9466

 

Published: Mon Dec 05 11:01:00 MST 2011.
Last Modified: Tue Jul 08 10:06:01 MDT 2014