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Safety: Chemicals and Pesticides

  • Agricultural Chemicals and Worker Safety
    Michael T. Olexa, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, November 1991

    The EPA regulations hold the landowner (or lessee) ultimately responsible for compliance with the worker safety standards.
  • Agricultural Owners, Family Labor and the Worker Protection Standard
    David E. Baker, University of Missouri-Columbia Extension, December 1997

    It is the intent of this publication to help these owners determine whether they qualify for the agricultural owner exemptions and, should they qualify, to describe the responsibilities that the owners and their families have in complying with the WPS.
  • Agricultural Pesticide Safety
    William J. Becker and Freddie A. Johnson, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, December 1992

    Safety with pesticides should be a concern of everyone involved with these chemicals.
  • OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Teaching Plan
    William J. Becker, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, December 1991
    When Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in 1970, it had language stating that a standard "shall prescribe the use of labels or other appropriate forms of warning... 
  • OSHA Hazard Communication Standard -Federal
    C.D. Covey, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, July 1992
    Any employer who manufactures, imports, distributes, stores or uses in the workplace chemicals which are determined to be hazardous must inform employees of such hazards. 
  • Pesticide Mixing-Loading Facility
    Ray A. Bucklin and William J. Becker, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, October 1992
    Registration of pesticides, transportation, the training of applicators, storage facilities, spills and proper disposal of containers, excess pesticides and rinseates.
  • Pesticide Toxicology: Evaluating Safety and Risk
    Fred Whitford, Coordinator, Tom Fuhremann, K.S. Rao, Gail Arce and James E. Klauni, Cooperative Extension Service Purdue University, September 1997
    The public perceives pesticides as a unique class of chemicals more dangerous than chemicals in prescription and over-the-counter medications and more toxic than chemicals that occur naturally in food and the environment.
  • Pesticide Use and Safety
    L. B. McCarty and O. N. Nesheim, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, 1985
    Pesticide Use and Safety.
  • Pesticides and Ecological Risk Assessment
    Fred Whitford, Douglas Urban, Monte Mayes and Jeff Wolt, Cooperative Extension Service Purdue University, December 1997
    Society has been impatient with scientists and regulators over unresolved questions concerning potential health and environmental risk.
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  • Pesticides and Personal Safety
    Fred Whitford, C. Richard Edwards, Jonathan J. Neal, Andrew G. Martin, PurdueUniversity Cooperative Extension Service
    Personal safety is very important when handeling any pesticides.   Includes valuable information for proper care to be taken.
  • Proper Disposal of Pesticide Wastes
    O. Norman Nesheim, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, 1993
    Proper pesticide waste disposal is an important part of responsible pesticide use by the certified pesticide applicator.
  • Storm-Damaged Agrichemical Facilities
    Thomas W. Dean and O. Norman Nesheim, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, April 1993
    This fact sheet provides guidelines to help secure pesticides and other agricultural chemicals subjected to severe storm conditions.
  • Toxicity of Pesticides
    O. Norman Nesheim, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, October 1993
    Pesticides can irritate the skin, eyes, nose, or mouth, it is a good idea to understand how pesticides can be toxic.
  • Using Herbicides Safely and HerbicideToxicity
    D. L. Colvin, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, November 1997
    Almost all herbicide accidents have been due to carelessness and could have been prevented by reading and following the label instructions given on the herbicide container.
  • What Rules for California Ag Pesticide Users?
    Howard R. Rosenberg, University of California, 1996
    The spray is still drying and the dust not completely settled, but revisions of California's pesticide safety regulations have definitely taken shape.
  • Worker Protection Standard
    William J. Becker and Heather Pirozzoli, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, March 1993
    The Worker Protection Standard contains requirements designed to reduce the risks of illness or injury resulting from pesticide handlers’...
  • Worker Protection Standard Focus on...Protective Clothing
    United States Environmental Protection Agency, February 1994
    The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agricultural pesticides includes requirements for use of protective clothing for pesticide handlers and for workers who enter a treated area during a restricted entry interval (REI).
  • Worker Protection Standard Focus on...Training Verification
    United States Environmental Protection Agency, February 1994
    The Agency has developed a voluntary program to issue EPA training verification cards to workers and handlers to verify that they have received Worker Protection Standard (WPS) safety training.


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