CHEMICAL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN by suchenfz

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									 CHEMICAL SPILL
CONTINGENCY PLAN

          PURPOSE
The purpose of this contingency plan
is to protect your service personnel
and the environment in case of a
chemical spill involving your
company's pest control equipment
and/or applicators.
                             PCOC Safety Committee 2001
   SPILLS ON HIGHWAYS, BYWAYS
      AND SURFACE STREETS
1) If an applicator of your company is responsible for the release of a
hazardous material, he/she is responsible for taking charge of the
situation prior to the arrival of local authorities.
When the driver gets out of the vehicle they should have in their hands
(or immediately obtain from the vehicle storage area) the following:

- Shipping papers (if required)
- DOT mandated Emergency response information
   (DOT Response book , and or MSDS and Labels.)
- Personal Protective Equipment (Gloves, goggles,
  respirator, coveralls -- SCBA in the case of Fumigation
  vehicles)
- Interscan and Draeger pump and tubes in the case of
     ANY accident involving a fumigation vehicle.

                                                    PCOC Safety Committee 2001
       BEST POLICY…AVIOD PROBLEM

PREVENTING SPILLS Saves $$$$ and Time
Equipment Maintenance: No Leaks or Weak Hoses
       Compressed Air Sprayers: Soft Parts, Tank Integrity
       Power Sprayers: Pump Seals, Hoses, Fittings, Guns
Proper Chemical Storage:
       Labeled Containers, Labeled Boxes, Tight Lids
Carry the Appropriate Quantity: Avoid Clutter
Use the Correct Measuring Devices, Don’t Overfill

                                                PCOC Safety Committee 2001
   Protective and Cleanup Equipment
You Need ALL the Same Protective Equipment as you would use
when mixing and applying the material….PLUS:
1. Soak Up or some other absorbent material.
2. Rags, Tarp (for powders), a Bucket for Debris,
3. Rope or Tape to Secure the Area
4. Dust pan and broom to pick up the debris.
(NOTE: Any amount of spill over one pound of active ingredient
may be considered hazardous waste, and require special containers to
transport for proper disposal. Call you office for help and advice.)
                                                    PCOC Safety Committee 2001
                Spills at the Job Site
1. Stop the leakage and Stop the Spread of Chemical:
        Shut-off Sprayer or Clamp off Hose to Stop the Flow
        Use Soak up or whatever you have to contain the spill.
2. Control the site and Keep unprotected people away.
        Use Cones, Tape, Rope to secure area.
        Stay in control of the incident and call your office for help.
3. Clean up minor spills yourself, but get advise if you’re not sure.
4. Recycle as much as possible, or transport in proper container.


                                                     PCOC Safety Committee 2001
                     Spills Indoors
Avoid at all cost!! These and the Most Sensitive, Most Expensive.
       1. Never Mix Indoors, Keep Concentrates Outside
       2. Double-check Power Spray Hose and Slab Injectors.
       3. Know what to do if your B & G springs a leak.
       4. Use Materials With the Lowest Odor and Toxicity.
       5. Carry a Clean Rag in your Hip Pocket just in case.
       6. Bring Spray Hose into Sub-Areas Through Vents or from
          outside the Structure whenever possible.


                                                  PCOC Safety Committee 2001
             Larger Spills Outdoors
Serious Auto Accident: Highway Spill or City Street
        If not injured, Control the Site and Stop the Spread
        Keep Spillage from Entering Storm Drains!
        Call the office for Help.
        If No other option available, Call Chemtrec.
If you have proper training and a good cleanup kit, you can safely deal
with most spills.
         Avoid Large Spills by Mixing and using the materials on the
job site, and not transporting large quantities of diluted material.


                                                    PCOC Safety Committee 2001
SPILL CONTROL KIT
         • RECOVERY DRUM
         • STORES AT OFFICE
         • CONTAINS ALL
           YOU NEED FOR
           MOST INCIDENTS
         • DRUM SERVES TO
           TRANSPORT
           HAZARDOUS
           WASTE
                 PCOC Safety Committee 2001
    SPILL KIT CONTENTS
• CAUTION TAPE
• SPONGE
• DUST PAN +
  BROOM
• GLOVES/BOOTS
• RESPIRATOR
• SAFETY
  GOGGLES

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      SPILL KIT EXTRAS
• SHOVEL
• COVERALLS
• STRING
• PLASTIC BAG
  FOR DRY STUFF
• SHEET PLASTIC
  TO COVER
  POWDERS

                   PCOC Safety Committee 2001
                   SOAK UP
ONE JUG WILL SOAK-UP
55 GALLONS OF WATER
BASED LIQUID
THE JELLED MATERIAL
CAN BE RECYCLED BY
DILUTION WITH WATER
AND RE-MIXING THE
PRODUCT AT IT’S
INTENDED RATE.
THIS AVOIDS DISPOSAL
ISSUES BY ALLOWING
THE PRODUCT TO BE
USED AS INTENDED
                             PCOC Safety Committee 2001

								
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