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Fumigation Procedure

Suitability Verification

Did you obtain a written statement from the certified fumigant applicator that the vessel is suitable for fumigation?

Pre-fumigation Conference

Did you attend the pre-fumigation conference conducted by the certified fumigant applicator?

Did you receive a copy of EPA-registered label for the fumigant to be used?

Did the certified fumigant applicator identify holds or tanks to be fumigated?

Did the certified fumigant applicator state the intended fumigant dosage to be applied?

Did the certified fumigant applicator describe the method of fumigant application?

Did officer in charge of the vessel state voyage length?

Did the certified fumigant applicator discuss safety precautions including symptoms of fumigant exposure, first aid procedures, instruct two crew members in the use of respiratory protection equipment and phosphine detection equipment, and holds or tanks under fumigation must be closed for the entire voyage length?

Did the certified fumigant applicator provide the officer in charge of the vessel instructions for aerating the holds or tanks upon arrival at the discharge port?

Did the certified fumigant applicator provide the officer in charge of the vessel instructions for the retrieval and disposal of residue retention device (bags, belts, ropes) at the discharge port?

Fumigant Application

Is the recirculation method used?

Did you verify that the blower motor has the capability to move the fumigant at a minimum rate of 300 cubic feet per minute?

Did you have the certified applicator demonstrate the fan/blower is moving air in the proper direction?

Did you verify that the 4 inch (minimum) solid tubing is securely attached to the output side of the blower motor housing with a semi-permanent method such as a bolt, screw, clamp, etc.?

Did you verify that the 4 inch perforated/slotted tubing was placed on the bottom of the hold and attached to the 4 inch (minimum) solid tubing?

Did you verify that the 6 inch perforated/slotted tubing is securely attached to the input side of the blower motor housing with a semi-permanent method such as a bolt, screw, clamp, etc.?

Did you observe the application of the fumigant?

Did you verify accurate fumigant dosage was applied?

Did you verify that certified fumigant applicator removed fumigant from factory sealed containers?

Did you verify that the certified fumigant applicator removed the containers from sealed cartons and contain the appropriate formulation?

Did the certified fumigant applicator apply the fumigant by the method stated in the pre-fumigation conference?

Post-fumigation Safety

Were all openings to holds or tanks closed and sealed after application of the fumigant including main hatch or tank openings, manways, wing tank openings, butterworth plates, weep bales, and vent openings?

Did the certified fumigant applicator install or have warning placards installed on all entrances to the fumigated holds or tanks?

Did each warning placard contain the date of fumigant application, fumigant formulation used, the minimum fumigant retention period as indicated in attachment 4, and the holds or tanks must be kept closed for the entire length of the voyage?

Recordkeeping and Monitoring

Did the certified fumigant applicator provide a list of areas that are judged to be safe and those judged to be unsafe for crew members during the voyage and checklist of areas that must be monitored daily for phosphine leaks?

Did you receive a written statement of fumigant application compliance from the certified applicator?

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Officer in Charge Name & Signature
Certified Fumigant Applicator Name & Signature

Fumigation Procedure Template Checklist

Created by: SafetyCulture Staff | Industry: General | Downloads: 3

A fumigation procedure template is used by a vessel’s officer-in-charge as a guide to ensure efficacy and safety when certified fumigators apply fumigants onboard. Use this template to easily adhere to USDA-approved fumigation procedure, from suitability verification to recordkeeping and monitoring.

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Fumigation Procedure

Suitability Verification

Did you obtain a written statement from the certified fumigant applicator that the vessel is suitable for fumigation?

Pre-fumigation Conference

Did you attend the pre-fumigation conference conducted by the certified fumigant applicator?

Did you receive a copy of EPA-registered label for the fumigant to be used?

Did the certified fumigant applicator identify holds or tanks to be fumigated?

Did the certified fumigant applicator state the intended fumigant dosage to be applied?

Did the certified fumigant applicator describe the method of fumigant application?

Did officer in charge of the vessel state voyage length?

Did the certified fumigant applicator discuss safety precautions including symptoms of fumigant exposure, first aid procedures, instruct two crew members in the use of respiratory protection equipment and phosphine detection equipment, and holds or tanks under fumigation must be closed for the entire voyage length?

Did the certified fumigant applicator provide the officer in charge of the vessel instructions for aerating the holds or tanks upon arrival at the discharge port?

Did the certified fumigant applicator provide the officer in charge of the vessel instructions for the retrieval and disposal of residue retention device (bags, belts, ropes) at the discharge port?

Fumigant Application

Is the recirculation method used?

Did you verify that the blower motor has the capability to move the fumigant at a minimum rate of 300 cubic feet per minute?

Did you have the certified applicator demonstrate the fan/blower is moving air in the proper direction?

Did you verify that the 4 inch (minimum) solid tubing is securely attached to the output side of the blower motor housing with a semi-permanent method such as a bolt, screw, clamp, etc.?

Did you verify that the 4 inch perforated/slotted tubing was placed on the bottom of the hold and attached to the 4 inch (minimum) solid tubing?

Did you verify that the 6 inch perforated/slotted tubing is securely attached to the input side of the blower motor housing with a semi-permanent method such as a bolt, screw, clamp, etc.?

Did you observe the application of the fumigant?

Did you verify accurate fumigant dosage was applied?

Did you verify that certified fumigant applicator removed fumigant from factory sealed containers?

Did you verify that the certified fumigant applicator removed the containers from sealed cartons and contain the appropriate formulation?

Did the certified fumigant applicator apply the fumigant by the method stated in the pre-fumigation conference?

Post-fumigation Safety

Were all openings to holds or tanks closed and sealed after application of the fumigant including main hatch or tank openings, manways, wing tank openings, butterworth plates, weep bales, and vent openings?

Did the certified fumigant applicator install or have warning placards installed on all entrances to the fumigated holds or tanks?

Did each warning placard contain the date of fumigant application, fumigant formulation used, the minimum fumigant retention period as indicated in attachment 4, and the holds or tanks must be kept closed for the entire length of the voyage?

Recordkeeping and Monitoring

Did the certified fumigant applicator provide a list of areas that are judged to be safe and those judged to be unsafe for crew members during the voyage and checklist of areas that must be monitored daily for phosphine leaks?

Did you receive a written statement of fumigant application compliance from the certified applicator?

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Additional Recommendations

Officer in Charge Name & Signature
Certified Fumigant Applicator Name & Signature