Pesticides are powerful substances that must be transferred carefully in order to ensure overall safety. Follow these pesticide safety tips whenever you handle or transport pesticides:
- Pesticides should be kept in a locked storage container during transport.
- Absorbent materials such as sand should be kept on hand in case of a spill, along with a shovel, broom and bag.
- In the event of a spill, avoid contact with the pesticide and keep unprotected persons away from the affected area. Then, follow the instructions provided on the pesticide product label.
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