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New Jersey Pesticide Continuing Education Course Preview

New Jersey pesticide applicators whose certification expires on October 31st: completing your continuing education is now easier than ever with our new course bundles. Now, you simply need to choose one of three 8 unit Core Bundles, then follow that up by taking any 16 unit Category Bundles you may need.

If you still haven’t finished your continuing education, here’s a preview of what kind of on-demand video courses you’ll see in the 8 unit Core Bundle #1: 

  • Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics – 4 credits
  • Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides – 2 credits
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response – 2 credits

Here’s a look at what to expect when you take one of our video courses.

Course Preview

Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics

Course Description

This course covers the various sections of pesticide labels as well as safety data sheets. All examples are taken from a variety of real labels, so you can be confident in your ability to understand all the safety information. 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss different types of pesticide registrations.
  • Identify where to find specific information on the pesticide label.
  • Identify pests and site usage according to the label, and recognize information on safety data sheets.

Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides

Course Description

It’s important to understand what happens to the pesticides you use after you finish the application process. This course reviews environmental factors that can affect how pesticides move and degrade in the environment.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of the environment that can play a role in chemical processing, such as soil composition and moisture
  • Describe the role of microbes and the factors that change populations
  • Identify factors that affect pesticide drift
  • Explain ways pesticides can be decomposed
  • Identify the connections between pesticide properties and potential for groundwater contamination
  • Utilize application techniques that minimize environmental impact

Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response

Course Description

PPE (personal protective equipment) comprises the clothing and devices you wear to protect your body from contact with pesticides. Wearing PPE can reduce exposure (dermal, inhalation, ocular, or oral) and thereby lower the chances of pesticide injury, illness, or poisoning. This course covers ways to ensure that all pesticide applicators and handlers understand the protections and limitations of PPE. 

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify where on the label to find the minimum clothing and PPE required to handle a given pesticide product.
  • State the criteria to properly select skin, eye, and respiratory protection required by the pesticide label based upon your expected use and exposure.
  • Discuss how pesticide releases from spills and fires can endanger humans and the environment.
  • Explain how to execute an emergency response plan.

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