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Pesticide Safety Information for Cannabis Growers

This checklist helps cannabis operators understand steps to use pesticides safely, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper storage and handling guidelines.
MaintainX
07/19/2022

Pesticide Safety Information for Cannabis Growers

This checklist helps cannabis operators understand steps to use pesticides safely, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper storage and handling guidelines.

    First Aid—How do I get ready for an emergency?

  • What should I do if someone collapses while they are using pesticides, or working in a field?

  • REMEMBER: Tell the emergency responders about the pesticide(s). Also, remember that pesticides may not be the problem. It could, for instance, be a heart attack.

  • What should I do if someone swallows a pesticide?

  • What should I do if I get sick from pesticides?

  • If you have a pesticide label, know what the label says about first aid.

  • How can pesticides get into my body?

  • There are four ways:

  • To Stop a Person from Breathing in Pesticides:

  • Pesticides on your Skin—

  • To Get Pesticides Off Your Skin:

  • Be sure to wash any clothes that have pesticides on them separately and completely before wearing them again. Ask your employer for a copy of the A-7 safety leaflet for information on how to wash clothes safely.

  • To Get Pesticides Out of your Eyes:

  • What do I need to tell the doctor?

  • Always tell your employer if someone gets sick or hurt at work.

Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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