Posted on

Attention Pesticide Employers!

The EPA released new regulations for Worker Protection Safety on January 2nd, 2017 . All pesticide applicators must comply to the new guidelines this year. What is Worker Protection Safety? Worker Protection Safety is an EPA mandated course that pesticide employers must give yearly.  The purpose of the training is to inform and protect handlers and…

Read more

Posted on

Personal Protection for Pesticide Applicators

When used appropriately pesticides can have a massive positive impact on forestry, public health, and agriculture, however, improper pesticide use can have hazardous effects. However, incorrect pesticide use can be harmful to the applicator, as well as, anyone or anything around them. Did you know? Pesticides spilled on the ground or burned in a fire can:…

Read more

Posted on

Arizona Pesticide License Renewal

Arizona pesticide applicators are required to complete 6-hours of continuing education for their yearly renewal May 1st deadline.  Applicators must renew their license online through the state of Arizona. Where can I find classes to renew my Arizona pesticide applicator license? Certified Training Institute offers a variety of courses designed to meet Arizona’s continuing education…

Read more

Posted on

Georgia Pesticide

What do I need to renew my Georgia pesticide applicator license? Georgia applicators need to renew their license 5 years after the date of issuance.  Applicators can retake their applicator exam or accumulate recertification credit hours.  Private applicators need 3-credit hours and commercial applicators need 6 or 10 credit hours depending on their category. 6…

Read more

Posted on

How to Select a Respirator for Use with Pesticides

spraying pesticide while wearing respirtator

Respirators protect you from breathing pesticide contaminated air. Inhalation of pesticides can be very dangerous to your health. Using the correct type of respirator, that is fitted properly, will help reduce the risk of harmful pesticide exposure. The first step in selecting a respirator is to check the pesticide product label. All labels are required…

Read more

Posted on

Is It Heat Exhaustion or Pesticide Poisoning?

sick farm worker

Sometimes the symptoms of pesticide poisoning can be confused with other illnesses. Anyone who works with or near pesticides should be aware of the symptoms of pesticide poisoning. Pesticide applicators who work with organophosphate or carbamate insecticides in warm and hot conditions need to be especially aware of the difference between heat exhaustion and pesticide poisoning. It…

Read more

Posted on

How to Wash Pesticide Contaminated Clothing

How to Wash Pesticide Contaminated Clothing

The EPA has issued guidelines for pesticide safety including for washing work clothes. Proper washing is important to minimize physical contact and prevent others from becoming accidentally exposed. Always keep work clothes separate from your non-work or family’s clothes. Always wash work clothes separately to prevent cross contamination. Wash a few items at a time…

Read more

Posted on

Do the New EPA Pesticide Rules Apply to You?

Pesticide Regualtions

As of January 2, 2017, new regulations from the EPA that govern pesticides are now in effect. Federal law requires any person who applies or supervises the use of restricted use pesticides (RUPs) to be certified in accordance with EPA regulations and state, territorial and tribal laws. Do these affect you? To answer this question, first…

Read more

Posted on

Pesticides Blamed for Bumble Bee Losses

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Protected on the Endangered Species list. This is the first time ever that bees have been placed on the list. Part of the official document states, “While the exact cause of the species’ decline is uncertain, the primary causes attributed…

Read more