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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 a
pickup 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 should
spillage 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 authorized
for disposal, must be maintained in the vehicle when transporting pesticide to the collection site (in
case 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

Linda Johns
Certification, Licensing & Stewardship Program Manager

Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3676
E-mail: ljohns@mt.gov

 

Published: Mon Dec 05 11:01:00 MST 2011.
Last Modified: Wed Dec 18 15:31:39 MST 2013