Re: Pesticides in Workplace and employee safety
Posted by ff on 2/15/04
I thought I posted this, but here it goes again. Contact
EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs. EPA does regulate
pesticide applications, whether by individuals or commercial.
What is the pesticide that was sprayed? Obtain a label. Is
it labeled for application onto furniture, and if so, were
all aspects of the label and DFU followed (e.g. re-entry,
protective equipment, posted warnings, etc.)?
I would believe that EPA cooperates with a state agency
there, as the lead pesticide agency.
On 2/14/04, PRS wrote:
> I need to know if OSHA or EPA provides regulation for
> of pesticides in a workplace such as a Courthouse in
> Texas. I am unable to find this information. Are there
> employer guidelines as to when an extermination / spraying
> takes place and employee notification of spraying before
> occurs. This pertains to Texas. I have a patient who went
> into anaphylatic shock after sitting in a chair that had
> been recently sprayed. She reported people in her office
> sprayed when they wanted to. No one else in the office has
> been affected so they are not taking any protective
> Thank you.
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