Do not use treated wood for cutting-boards or countertops.
Only treated wood that is visibly clean and free of surface residues should be used for patios, decks
Do not use treated wood for construction of those portions of beehives which may come into contact
with the honey.
Creosote-treated wood should not be used where it may come into direct or indirect contact with
public drinking water, except for uses involving incidental contact such as docks and bridges.
Do not use creosote-treated wood where it may come into direct or indirect contact with drinking
water for domestic animals or livestock, except for uses involving incidental contact such as docks
Dispose of treated wood by ordinary trash collection or burial. Treated wood should not be burned
in open fires or in stoves, fireplaces or residential boilers, because toxic chemicals may be produced
as part of the smoke and ashes. Treated wood from commercial or industrial use (e.g., construction
sites) may be burned only in commercial or industrial incinerators or boilers in accordance with
state and Federal regulations.
Avoid inhalation of sawdust from treated wood. Wear work coveralls rather than street clothes.
When sawing and machining treated wood, wear a respirator. Whenever possible these operations
should be performed outdoors to avoid indoor accumulations of airborne sawdust from treated wood.
Avoid skin contact with creosote-treated wood; when handling the treated wood, wear long-sleeved
shirts and long pants and use gloves impervious to the chemicals (for example, gloves that are vinyl-
When power-sawing and machining, wear goggles to protect eyes from flying particles.
After working with the wood, and before eating, drinking and use of tobacco products, wash ex-
posed areas thoroughly.
If oily preservative or sawdust accumulate on clothes, launder before reuse. Wash work clothes
separately from other household clothing.
5.5.3 Disposal Of Chemicals And Containers. The disposal of containers shall be in ac-
cordance with the label instructions.