EPA Approved Warning Signs – Worker Protection Safety
EPA Approved Warning Signs must be put up in each area that has been sprayed.
True or False?
Warning signs should only be posted when indicated by the label of the product being applied. Remember, "The Label Is The Law" as set forth in FIFRA and pesticide manufacturers are required to include posting instructions on the label However, when posting of warning signs is not required, all personnel should be informed as to where the spraying or application will take place and told to stay away until the REI period is over.
In addition, warning signs should be removed after the REI expires. It is technically against the Worker Protection Standard to leave the warning signs up. Fold-over signs have been developed so that the sign does not have to physically removed – the top part folds down over the lower half and covers the sign up until the next time it is needed.