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by Nancy Wickus
on April 23, 2020 at 2:42 PM
Great Article! Just one comment: Not sure where the "Coveralls should be worn ... or when applying by backpack or airblast" requirement comes from? 6738.1 says: (e) Employees wear coveralls whenever they handle pesticides with the signal word "DANGER" or "WARNING" except when using fumigants unless the pesticide product labeling expressly requires the use of coveralls. I can't find anything in the code that references backpacks and airblast?
by Lisa Blecker
on April 24, 2020 at 12:47 PM
Hi, Nancy. You are correct, 6738 does not require coveralls expressly for backpack sprayers and airblast applications. We do recommend the use of coveralls with those two application methods, even when not required, because there is a high likelihood that the pesticide handler will come into direct contact with the spray solution. Backpack sprayers are notorious for leaking, and airblast applications made from an open cab will result in spray droplets falling on the applicator. It is not safe for handlers to have their work clothes soaked with spray solution, and coveralls will provide them with extra protection.
by Lee Goldsmith
on November 24, 2020 at 10:47 AM
I am just getting into airblast. Is Tychem considered a protective coverall for open-cab application? What is everyone wearing these days to ensure health & safety?  
by Adam Golightly
on January 15, 2021 at 5:44 PM
I can see how a business could really benefit from getting the right supplies in order to be safer, and be more secure around their employees. Making sure that they can work with a professional could allow them to be more effective with their process. It was interesting to learn about how they should use respirators when using pesticides, but otherwise should use face coverings.
by vcare
on February 15, 2021 at 3:33 AM
Thanks for posting this informative blog on personal protective products for everyone. Keep posting such important posts so that people are aware of these high-quality medical safety products.
by Michelle
on May 17, 2021 at 10:49 PM
Shortage of PPE for farm worker is very alarming. Due to pandemic that we are facing nowadays. It is very common for this kind of shortage. It should be address soon by people in-charge.
by Ella Starr
on July 16, 2021 at 12:26 PM
Thank you for talking about how coveralls should be used when required by the label. My husband and I are thinking of starting a new business this summer. We will find good reusable face shields for our business as well.
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