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Six Pesticides Your Golf Course Should Keep Safe

Posted on November 12, 2013 by admin There have been 0 comments

Every year, an estimated one billion pounds of pesticides are applied to farms, forests, lawns and golf courses in the United States. And over 17,000 pesticide products are available on the market today.

To control pests and protect turfs, your golf course likely uses a combination of pesticides, including fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. In spite of their advantages in maintaining your course, pesticides can harm your golf course’s members and employees.

But pesticides carry lower risk to you, your employees and your golf course’s members when stored properly. Keeping pesticides in a locked, secure cabinet in a well-ventilated area is the first step towards safety.

Ensure safety for everyone on your golf course with proper storage for these six pesticides.

  • Popular golf course fungicides (fungus killers) include thiram and quintozene. Between 60 and 77% of golf courses use these fungicides annually.
  •  Three common herbicides (weed killers) your golf course may use include turf herbicides 2, 4-D and mecoprop. Over 80% of golf courses use some combination of these to keep weeds under control.
  •  The most popular insecticide (bug killer) on golf courses is malathion, used at about one third of golf courses nationwide. Because pests differ among regions, your golf course might choose a unique insecticide combination.

Proper pesticide storage decreases risks to a level accepted by pesticide regulatory agencies like the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Keep these chemicals – and those who use them – safe with Securall’s line of pesticide storage cabinets.

All Securall pesticide storage cabinets feature double wall construction with 1 ½” air space. Cabinets are finished in two-part urethane paint, with a warning label for additional security for golf course members. Each includes galvanized steel shelving, vents with flash arrestors, a continuous piano hinge and a leak-proof, 2” deep sill, to protect your golf course employees from accidental spills.

Furthermore, Securall’s pesticide storage cabinet doors are three-point, self-latching (non sparking) with a flush-mounted locking handle. Also included is a static grounding bolt and adjustable zinc plated leveling legs. Cabinets are manufactured with reinforced 18-gauge all-welded construction. These features make Securall cabinets a long-lasting, wise investment for your golf course.

 

Choose the right size cabinets for your golf course’s pesticide needs, from 12-gallon to 120-gallon capacities. All Securall pesticide storage cabinets are FM approved, comply with current OSHA regulations and meet NFPA standards.

 

With Securall’s line of pesticide cabinets, materials are stored securely and safely. Pesticide cabinets provide safe, secure and controlled storage for herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, as well as the employees who use them.

 


This post was posted in Hazmat & Flammable Storage, NFPA Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Securall and was tagged with OSHA, NFPA, pesticides, golf course safety, chemicals, fungicides, yard treatments

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