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  1. Michigan State University Pesticide Safety Education Program

  2. Pesticide Storage AndHandling Larry G. Olsen and Robert H. Wilkinson Michigan State University

  3. Consider Soil and Land Characteristics When Constructing a Facility

  4. New Mixing & Storage Site Runoff Pond Livestock Barn Winter Prevailing Wind NW Well North Machinery Shop Farm Shop Grain Cleaning and Storage SW Summer Prevailing Wind House

  5. Minimum Recommended Distance From Loading Pad and Storage Area: 200 ft - House and Surface Water 150 ft – Private Well 50 ft - Fuel Storage and Public Road 25 ft - Property Line and Pressurized Water Line

  6. A Separate Building for Storage is Preferred

  7. Use Fire-Resistant Building Materials

  8. Seal the Floor of the Facility

  9. Floor Curbing

  10. Floor Drains

  11. Exhaust Fans • Ventilate the Area

  12. Exhaust Fan for Ventilation and Temperature Control

  13. Provide a Separate Heat Source

  14. Explosion-Proof Electrical Fixtures May Be Required

  15. Chemical Flash Points

  16. Use Local Building Codes

  17. Store Pesticides in a Locked, Secure Place

  18. Use Metal Storage Shelves

  19. Provide Some Secondary Containment

  20. NFPA-30 And NFPA-395

  21. Consult Labels for Special Storage Instructions

  22. Separate Pesticide By Group • Herbicides • Insecticides, Fungicides, etc.

  23. Do Not Store Pesticides With: • Food • Feed • Potable Water • Seeds • Protective Equipment

  24. Never Place Pesticide Containers in Windows

  25. Store Pesticides in Original Containers • Never Repackage Pesticides • Always Keep the Label Fixed to the Container