Other Hazards


Most pesticide incidents result from careless practices or lack of knowledge about safe handling of pesticides. The time employees spend reading the pesticide label will enable them to learn safe pesticide management procedures. Taking time to use pesticides properly is an investment in the health and safety of the employee, his or her family, and others.

The application of pesticides must follow the strict instructions on the container label. Personnel using pesticides shall use only those pesticides that have been registered by the EPA. Being familiar with the EPA-registered product label is the key to safe handling of pesticides.

Before choosing a pesticide, read the label to determine whether:

  • The pesticide is the correct one for the job.
  • The pesticide can be used safely under the application conditions.

Before mixing the pesticide, read the label and SDS to determine:

  • What protective equipment needs to be used.
  • What the pesticide can be mixed with (compatibility).
  • How much pesticide to use.
  • The mixing procedure. To reduce pesticide overuse and waste, always adhere to the mixing ratio on the label.

Before applying the pesticide, read the label to determine:

  • What safety measures are to be followed.
  • Where the pesticide can be used (livestock, crops, structures, etc.).
  • How to apply the pesticide.
  • Whether there are any restrictions for use of the pesticide.

Before storing or disposing of the pesticide or pesticide container, read the label to determine:

  • Where and how to store the pesticide.
  • How to decontaminate and dispose of the pesticide container.
  • Where to dispose of surplus pesticides.


Information about how Biosafety is managed at UNT can be found in the Biosafety Manual.

Radiation Hazard

Information about how Radiation safety is managed at UNT can be found in the Radiation Safety Manual.

Laser Hazard

Information about how Laser safety is managed at UNT can be found in the Laser Safety Manual

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