Protective Clothing and Equipment?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by PGA, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    What do you guys do if the label of something you are applying doesnt tell you what to use?

    Is there a standard or norm for what you will wear and use?


    I ask because this is my first year doing apps. Ive scoured the lable of the Dimension 19-0-6 .010% and I see nothing.

    Are rubber boots and gloves enough?
     
  2. somo1

    somo1 LawnSite Member
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    Anytime that I spray a liquid I use a minimum of long sleeve shirt, rubber gloves, rubber boots and eye protection. Unless the label states that a respiratory mask is required, than I use one. Look up the label and MSDS sheets on the web and read those, they will be the most updated.
     
  3. PGA

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    If its granular?
     
  4. somo1

    somo1 LawnSite Member
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    I always wear long-sleeve anyway, just in case I have to spot spray for weeds. If it is granular I only wear gloves if it has a chemical besides fert. to contaminate my skin. I know that gloves can be hot and sweaty so I carry several pairs to dry when wet inside. Or I use disposable gloves, they're cheap and just throw them away. I use Cintas to wash all my uniforms, It only cost about $5/wk per person. This saves me from contaminating my other clothes and my family by not taking them home.
     
  5. PGA

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    Thanks somo!

    Is it ok to wash them alone? Will it leave a residual in the washer that can transfer?

    Or should I just hook up a seperate washer to do my clothes? Im solo and I only do about 20 houses so I dont have uniforms or any of that.
     
  6. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
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    use a paper mask if spreading somtimes the dust from the fert gets out in front of you and you are breathing it in.
    long pants and shoes (rubber boots)
     
  7. somo1

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    It should be ok, since you're only treat a couple of days a month. Just make sure to wash seperately from other clothes. The same washing machine will do fine. I just use uniforms because we treat everyday and it makes it easier than taking these dirty clothes home to the wife. Plus it looks more professional, no torn clothes, faded t-shirts or employees saying they forgot to do the laundry.
     
  8. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the help.
     

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