02 NCAC 09L .1004          HANDLING AND LOADING OF PESTICIDES

(a)  Pilots or employees handling or loading toxicity category I pesticides shall wear approved respirators.  Filters and cartridges in respirators shall be changed according to the manufacturer's recommendation.

(b)  Pilots or employees handling or loading toxicity category I pesticides shall wear freshly laundered protective clothing and shall bathe and change such clothing daily or sooner if the situation warrants.

(c)  Pilots or employees handling or loading toxicity category I pesticides shall wear chemical‑resistant gloves and boots or overshoes, in good condition.

(d)  Aircraft cockpits shall be kept clean.

(e)  If a toxicity category I pesticide contacts the skin of any person during any part of the agricultural aircraft operation, the person shall wash or be washed immediately, thoroughly with detergent and water and clothing replaced with clean clothing.  Detergent and water adequate for personal washing shall be available at the pesticide loading site.  They must also be available at any pesticide handling site which is separated geographically from the loading site.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑458; 143‑463;

Eff. July 2, 1976;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1985.