Storage of Pesticides.
3. Title 49 CFR, section 177.848(d), Segregation and Storage of Hazardous Materials.
4. Title 29 CFR, part 1910, subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances.
5. DoDI 6055.1, Department of Defense Occupational Safety and Health Program.
4.19 Special Storage and Handling
A. Purpose. This area is a locally designated storage area intended for the storage of those
products which in the technical opinion of local safety, fire, or other officials offers such unique
hazards to local personnel or property that it must be completely segregated from all other
B. Hazard Considerations. The products stored in this area can cover a wide variety of hazards.
When the MSDS for the item appears in the HMIS, it will be assigned one of the other standard
HCCs which, in the opinion of the technical personnel reviewing the MSDS, reflect the hazard
characteristics of the product. However, local authorities familiar with their own facilities may
elect to completely segregate the product because of unique local conditions, regulations, or
C. Basic Requirements. The decision to segregate a product into a separate storage area must be
supported by documentation such as an MSDS, product bulletin, other technical literature,
independent research, or through documented experience which has proved that the item
possesses unique hazards. Any decision to segregate such a product relies heavily on the
professional judgment of the technical personnel at the installation.
D. Storage Arrangement. Products placed in this area must be separated from all other products
by at least a physical distance determined by local authorities and preferably by a wall or in
another building. Storage sites should be selected with due regard to the amount, the potential
safety and environmental hazards associated with the product, and the number and size of
containers to be handled. Storage areas containing these items shall be limited to authorized
personnel and conspicuously marked with signs or placards identifying them. The manufacturer's
recommendations and other technical literature regarding the type of storage aids, fire protection,
storage temperature, security measures, etc. should be considered when determining the
suitability of a particular storage area. The ventilation system should assure that vapors from the
poison storage areas do not migrate to other storage areas, staging areas, access aisles, etc. within
the building. There should be a means to verify airflow such as a manometer or suspended air
strips and a periodic air sampling program should be established.
E. References. Additional information may be found in:
1. Manufacturers technical literature.
2. Various technical references.
3. DoD 6050.5, DoD Hazardous Materials Information System.