(a) The requirements of this article shall be complied with by the employer for the safety of employees handling pesticides.
(b) When only vertebrate pest control baits, solid fumigants (including, but not limited to, aluminum phosphide, magnesium phosphide, and smoke cartridges), insect monitoring traps or non-insecticidal lures are handled, the employer is exempt from the requirements of sections 6730 (Working Alone), and 6732 (Change Area), and 6738.1(e).
(c) When antimicrobial agents, used only as sanitizers, disinfectants, or medical sterilants, or pool and spa chemicals are handled, the employer is exempt from complying with the provisions of Title 3, California Code of Regulations sections specified below, provided the employer instead complies with any applicable requirements in the following corresponding provisions of Title 8, California Code of Regulations.
(d) The provisions of sections 6726, 6734, 6738.1-6738.4, 6739, 6766, 6768, and 6770 do not apply to licensed agricultural pest control advisers and registered professional foresters while performing, crop adviser tasks, after the application is completed, including field-checking or scouting, making observations of the well-being of the plants, or taking samples provided:. (1) They have been trained equivalent to the requirements of section 6724 (licensed agricultural pest control advisers are considered trained for the purposes of this exception); and.
(2) The licensed agricultural pest control adviser or registered professional forester has made specific determinations regarding appropriate personal protective equipment, needed decontamination facilities, and how to safely conduct crop adviser tasks.
(e) The provisions of this subchapter do not apply to employees handling consumer products packaged for distribution to, and use by, the general public, provided that employee use of the product is not significantly greater than the typical consumer use of the product.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 12981, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 11501, 12973, 12980 and 12981, Food and Agricultural Code. The employer shall not permit an employee under 18 years of age to:.
(a) handle any pesticide used in the commercial or research production of an agricultural commodity. (b) enter a field under a restricted entry interval.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 12981, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 12980 and 12981, Food and Agricultural Code. (a) Before employees are allowed to handle pesticides, the employer shall display a copy of a completed written Hazard Communication Information for Employees Handling Pesticides in Agricultural Settings (Pesticide Safety Information Series leaflet A-8) or Hazard Communication Information for Employees Handling Pesticides in Noncrop Settings (Pesticide Safety Information Series leaflet N-8), as applicable, at a central location in the workplace.