Personnel handling solid or liquid pesticides shall use appropriate personal protective
equipment consisting of respirators, coveralls, rubber gloves, goggles, etc., as required
by type of pesticide used and in accordance with manufacturer's label directions. Avoid
direct contact with pesticide. Observe all warnings on label. Handle pesticide in well-
ventilated area. Failure to do so could result in personal injury.
If mission is not complete, land, refill bucket assembly, and repeat procedure. If mission is complete, perform
Ground personnel must be aware of their position in relation to helicopter at all times to
prevent personal injury. Ground personnel involved in ground operation of PDU and/or
helicopter shall wear protective head gear for ears and eyes to prevent personal injury.
A hovering helicopter (in the air) will create static electricity which exposes personnel to
an electrical shock hazard. To avoid electrical shock during the electrical hookup, the
groundperson should hold the insulated wires and tap the metal connectors together.
This will discharge the static electricity. Alternative methods are the use of a grounding
rod and chain, a discharge wand, or touching the helicopter down just before hookup.
Groundperson 2: Direct pilot to hover with PDU just above ground.
PDU shall not be released from helicopter until PDU is completely on ground, or PDU
could be damaged.
Groundperson 1: If required, swing PDU around to head it in forward direction before it reaches ground.
Helicopter Crew Chief: Direct pilot downward from hovering position until PDU touches ground.