An applicator wanted to make application in the greenhouse more efficient. Using the remote control prevents tangled hoses and reduces the spraying time. It’s safer and you don’t need to haul the hose.
Check the batteries on the remote control before each application to ensure the remote is working. Replace batteries before they run out.
Setup & use
- Consult with an electrician to select and safely install the remote.
- Wear the remote controller under PPE.
- Control the remote from outside the PPE.
- Start with the hose extended.
- Apply pesticides moving towards the reel cart. Reel in the hose as you go.
- Powered hose reel
- Radio controller
- Hand held remote
- Use the remote control hose reel both outside and inside the greenhouse.
- Select a simple, sturdy, waterproof remote with control push buttons that can be used when worn under PPE.
- Watch for pinch points when using a hose reel.
Health and Safety for Greenhouses and Nurseries
Slips, Trips, and Falls pages 50 - 52
WorkSafe BC. (The regulatory information is for British Columbia)
Walkways Self-Inspection Checklist
Workplace Regulations for Walking Surfaces
- 29 CFR 1910.22 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces: General Requirements
Washington State (Washington Administrative Code)
WAC 296-800-220 Housekeeping, drainage, and storage
Oregon State (Oregon Administrative Rules)
- OAR Division 2 Subdivision D Walkways 1910.222 General requirements
We hope that you are inspired to use these solutions in your workplace. Did you try one of the practical solutions or develop a new one? We would appreciate hearing about your ideas and experiences.
Thank you and safe pesticide handling,
Contact your state agency for more information on WPS regulations. The content of this website is for informational purposes only. It may need modification to fit your needs or it may not be appropriate for your workplace. Safe use of these solutions is your responsibility. The University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety & Health Center is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use of the information provided on this website.
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