Empty Pesticide Containers Safety – Worker Protection
The Worker Protection Standard prohibits employees or anyone else, for that matter, from taking empty pesticide containers home with them.
True or False?
Empty pesticide containers, even though rinsed out, can still have residue of the pesticide in them and the EPA has seen it necessary to include this prohibition in the text of the Worker Protection Standard.
In addition, all pesticide containers should be perforated or cut so that they cannot be reused under any circumstances. Most states with container recycling programs will only accept the containers if they have been cut or perforated.