02 NCAC 34 .0806             FUMIGATION REQUIREMENTS FOR FUMIGATION CREW

(a)  A fumigation crew shall consist of not less than two individuals. One of said individuals shall be either a certified applicator or a licensed fumigator as defined in 02 NCAC 34 .0102, and the second individual shall be trained in fumigation.

(b)  No fumigation operation shall be conducted unless and until at least two individuals, as specified in 02 NCAC 34 .0806(a) shall work together, jointly and concurrently, during release or application of the fumigant(s) and during initial ventilation of the structure(s) fumigated.

(c)  At least two members of the fumigation crew shall be equipped with a serviceable respirator or self‑contained breathing apparatus of a type approved by the United States Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration or National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health with correct canister for the type of gas used, and shall wear such masks while in the enclosed space during and after liberation of the fumigant, until initial ventilation is completed, except in those cases specifically excluded by label registration.

(d)  For residential structures, no one other than the certified applicator or licensed fumigator shall be permitted to re‑enter the fumigated structure(s) or premise(s) until the certified applicator or licensed fumigator shall have ascertained, by personal inspection, without a respirator and by suitable tests, that the structure(s) or premise(s) is safe for re‑occupancy.  For commercial structures, no one other than the certified applicator or licensed fumigator or a person trained in fumigation shall be permitted to re‑enter the fumigated structure(s) or premise(s) until the certified applicator or licensed fumigator or a person trained in fumigation shall have ascertained, by personal inspection, without a respirator and by suitable tests, that the structure(s) or premise(s) is safe for re‑occupancy.

(e)  Requirements pertaining to spot fumigation are set forth under 02 NCAC 34 .0801.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑65.29;

Eff. July 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. November 22, 1977;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002; January 1, 1989; August 1, 1980.