Keep Emergency PPE Clean and Convenient

Emergency PPE
Store emergency supplies and PPE in a resealable plastic bag. Now you have emergency supplies if you need to exit the tractor cab.

Photo by: Kit Galvin

notes icon Take note

Having an extra set of PPE available prevents contamination of the inside cab. A similar bag can be used to store spare PPE and overalls at an emergency decontamination station.


supplies icon Supplies

  • Resealable plastic bag
  • Thin and thick nitrile gloves
  • Chemical-resistant boot covers
  • Emergency eyewash (1 pint)
  • Respirator cartridge for the pesticide being applied
  • Earplugs
  • Extra nozzles
  • Chemical resistant gloves
  • Clean PPE suit
  • Plastic garbage bag for contaminated PPE


idea icon Idea...

A manager thought of using the plastic bag to store PPE supplies because he realized that the inside of the tractor cab could be contaminated when handlers return to the cab after cleaning nozzles.


setup iconSetup & use

  • Keep a complete set of emergency supplies in cab.
  • Handler trainingBefore exiting the tractor cab:
    1. Put on earplugs and chemical resistant boot covers.
    2. Put eyewash in an easy-to-reach location.
    3. Lay out clean gloves and open garbage bag.
  •  Handler training: Before re-entering the tractor cab:
    1. Remove contaminated PPE and gloves and put them in the garbage bag.
    2. Put on clean PPE.


alert iconAlert

Be careful not to contaminate the inside of the cab whenever you leave the cab during applications.



tips icon Tips

  • Use a small container with a tight-fitting lid in place of a plastic bag.
  • Dispose contaminated PPE as hazardous waste.


Emergency supply bag with PPE
Having an extra set of PPE available prevents contamination of the inside cab.

Worker Protection Standard

Federal Code of Federal Regulations

OSHA 170.240 Personal Protective Equipment. Enclosed cabs.

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