Arizona #1 Qualified Applicator Basic Safety 12 Hour Package

$179.00

12 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 12 Credits:  Agricultural; Pest Management Division (Structural)

  • 1 Hour Federal Pesticide Laws
  • 1 Hour Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response
  • 1 Hour Pest Management
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Application Procedures
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Formulations
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Hazards and First Aid
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Labeling
  • 1 Hour Pesticides in the Environment
  • 1 Hour Planning the Pesticide Application
  • 1 Hour Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct
  • 1 Hour How Fungicides Work
  • 1 Hour Pollinator Stewardship

Package Details

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PACKAGE CONTENTS:

12 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 12 Credits:  Agricultural; Pest Management Division (Structural)

  • 1 Hour Federal Pesticide Laws
  • 1 Hour Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response
  • 1 Hour Pest Management
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Application Procedures
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Formulations
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Hazards and First Aid
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Labeling
  • 1 Hour Pesticides in the Environment
  • 1 Hour Planning the Pesticide Application
  • 1 Hour Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct
  • 1 Hour How Fungicides Work
  • 1 Hour Pollinator Stewardship

FEDERAL PESTICIDE LAWS


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Pesticides are hazardous substances that can cause serious harm if used improperly. Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment. Federal and state pesticide laws and regulations control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. This course addresses the requirements set forth by federal regulations. Pesticide applicators are responsible for learning about and complying with all regulations.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to describe and integrate important regulatory requirements related to labeling, hazard management, environmental issues, and application procedures.
  • Distinguish between restricted-use and general-use pesticide classifications.
  • Explain the importance of maintaining accurate records of pesticide application and employee training.

Federal Pesticide Laws

Lesson 1 

The Need for Regulation
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Pesticide Registration
Tolerances
Pesticide Reregistration

Quiz

Lesson 2 

Violations and Federal Penalties
Federal Pesticide Regulations under FIFRA
Other Federal Laws
Federal Recordkeeping Requirements

Quiz

Final Assessment 


 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT and EMERGENCY RESPONSE


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

PPE 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. It is important that all pesticide applicators and handlers understand the protections and limitations of PPE. Proper PPE
selection, use, and care are essential.

Although pesticide accidents and emergencies are rare, they do occur. Pesticides spilled on the ground or burning in a fire can contaminate water, soil, and air; damage plants; injure livestock, wildlife, or pets; and endanger the health of the applicator and emergency responders. Pesticide spills and fires may lead to financial loss due to cleanup, liability claims, and fines assessed by government agencies. Do all that you can to prevent accidents, but be prepared in case of emergency.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

• Identify where on the label to find the minimum clothing and personal protective equipment (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.


Personal Protective Equipment

Lesson 1

Personal Protective Equipment
Good Work Practices
Protect Yourself from Pesticides
Protect Your Body
Protect Your Eyes

Quiz

Lesson 2 

Protect Your Respiratory System
Maintaining Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment

Quiz

Emergency Response

Lesson 1 

Emergency Response Planning
Fires
Pesticide Spills

Quiz

Final Assessment


 

PEST MANAGEMENT


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Civilization has been combating insects and other pests throughout history. A pest is an undesirable organism that injures
humans, desirable plants and animals, manufactured products, or natural substances. Many insects, pathogens (disease-causing organisms, such as viruses, bacteria, or fungi), plants (known as weeds), mollusks (slugs and snails), fish, birds, and a variety of mammals (from mice to deer) compete for our crops and livestock. As the battle between humans
and pests continues over time, so will innovative methods of control.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of pest identification in pest control.
  • Describe how pest population levels trigger control procedures.
  • Give several reasons why pesticide applications may fail.

Pest Management

Lesson 1

Pest Control Over the Years
Pest Categories
Pest Identification
Controls

Quiz

Lesson 2

How Pesticides Work
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Effectiveness of Pest Management Programs

Quiz

Final Assessment 


 

PESTICIDE APPLICATION PROCEDURES


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Today’s pest management practices require modern equipment to apply a variety of pesticides. Pesticides may be
applied as sprays, dusts, granules, gases (vapors), fogs, baits, rubs, or dips. The vast array of application equipment must
be matched to the pesticide as well as to the size and type of the job. To make an effective, safe, and efficient application,
read the label first. In addition, you must properly select, operate, calibrate, and maintain your equipment.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the factors (e.g., nozzles, volumes, pressures, and speeds) that affect calibration.
  • Demonstrate how to determine the amount of pesticide concentrate and diluent to use.
  • Explain how to choose appropriate drift reduction practices.

Pesticide Application Procedures

Lesson 1

Application Methods
Safety Systems
Application Equipment
Equipment Calibration

Quiz

Lesson 2 

Calibration
Calculating Area
Calculating the Application Rate
Techniques to Minimize Drift

Quiz

Final Assessment


PESTICIDE FORMULATIONS


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

A pesticide formulation is a combination of active and inert ingredients that forms an end-use pesticide product. Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Explain why pesticides are formulated for end use.
  • List the factors to consider when choosing a formulation for a specific site or situation.
  • Discuss the properties of common formulations.

Pesticide Formulations

Lesson 1 

Formulations: An Overview
Liquid Formulations

Quiz

Lesson 2

Dry or Solid Formulations
Other Formulations
Pesticide Mixtures
Adjuvants

Quiz

Final Assessment



PESTICIDE HAZARDS AND FIRST AID


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Pesticides are designed to be toxic to living organisms so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents,
fungi, and bacteria). At the same time, pesticides must be used with special care to avoid harming nontarget organisms, including pesticide applicators, handlers, and anyone else exposed to the product. Pesticides can have both short-term
and long-term effects on humans. As a result, pesticide users need to be concerned with the hazards associated
with exposure to the chemical and not exclusively with the toxicity of the pesticide.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common exposure routes for various pesticides and application methods.
  • Discuss the appropriate first aid response to oral, ocular, dermal, and inhalation exposures to pesticides.
  • Explain the hazard level classification system for pesticides, including the corresponding signal words.

Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

Lesson 1 

Toxicity, Exposure, and Hazard
Potential Harmful Effects of Pesticides
Exposure—How Pesticides Enter the Body
Product Toxicity and Health Concerns

Quiz

Lesson 2 

Factors Affecting Response
Signal Words
Exposure Symptom Recognition
Antidotes
First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning

Quiz

Final Assessment 


PESTICIDE LABELING


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. The information printed on and attached to the pesticide container is the label. By law, pesticide users are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label. Labeling includes the label itself plus all other
information about the product referenced on the label and given when you buy the product. Pesticide labeling includes instructions on how to use the product safely and correctly.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret the meaning of label signal words, symbols, and their relative hazard levels.
  • Accurately identify the common, chemical, and brand or trade name of a pesticide.
  • Describe how to interpret other documents and online resources referenced on the label.

Pesticide Labeling

Lesson 1 

EPA Approval of Pesticide Labeling
The Label
Types of Pesticide Registration
When to Read the Pesticide Label

Quiz

Lesson 2 

Parts of the Label
Other Label Resources
Safety Data Sheets

Quiz

Final Assessment 


 

PESTICIDES IN THE ENVIRONMENT


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment. Initially, hazards to humans were the primary reason the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to classify a pesticide as a restricted-use product. Now, more and more pesticide labels list environmental effects (such as contamination of groundwater or toxicity to birds or aquatic organisms) as reasons for restriction. Anyone who uses a pesticide—indoors or outdoors, in a city or on a farm—must consider how that pesticide affects the environment.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how pesticide applications can affect the environment.
  • Explain how to prevent pesticide drift, runoff, and movement to nontarget areas.
  • Discuss how to prevent pesticide residue accumulation associated with mixing, loading, and equipment washing.

Pesticides in the Environment

Lesson 1

The Environment
Pesticide Characteristics
How Pesticides Move in the Environment
Preventing Pesticide Drift

Quiz

Lesson 2 

Sources of Water Contamination
Preventing Surface Water and Groundwater Contamination
Preventing Harmful Effects on Sensitive Areas and
Nontarget Organisms
Protecting Endangered Species

Quiz

Final Assessment


PLANNING THE PESTICIDE APPLICATION


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Planning is essential before beginning a pesticide application. To help plan, you should know how to:

• Select the right pesticide for the job.
• Review the label.
• Test for pesticide compatibility before mixing.
• Choose what personal protective equipment to wear.
• Transfer pesticides safely.
• Clean up after an application.

Careful planning and consideration of all details is the hallmark of professionalism.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to select appropriate pesticides and additives (if needed).
  • Follow the label for safe mixing and loading.
  • State some basic procedures that ensure the correct application of pesticides.

Planning the Pesticide Application

Lesson 1

Selecting the Pesticide
Reviewing the Pesticide Label
Determining Pesticide Compatibility

Quiz

Lesson 2 

Following Safe Mixing and Loading Practices
Cleaning and Disposing of Pesticide Containers
Applying Pesticides Correctly/PPE
Cleaning up after Mixing, Loading, and Application

Quiz

Final Assessment 


TRANSPORTATION, STORAGE, SECURITY
and PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored. Serious accidents involving pesticides are more likely to occur while they are in transit. Securing pesticides in a vehicle or in storage is a critical step to prevent vandalism or theft of product. You can reduce pesticide transport and storage problems by being aware of conditions that lead to increased security risks.

It is important for certified applicators to know under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products. You also need to understand the importance of communication and how to communicate with customers about what you are doing.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • State what precautions to take before transporting pesticides.
  • Summarize what the label says about legally disposing of unwanted pesticides.
  • List the steps to take to restrict access to pesticides.
  • Explain the basics of professionalism for pesticide applicators.

Transportation, Storage, and Security

Lesson 1 

Transportation
Storage of Pesticides in Buildings
Pesticide Site Security

Quiz

Lesson 2 

Best Practices
Disposal and Recycling

Quiz

Professional Conduct 

Lesson 1 

Pesticide Security and Supervision
Public and Customer Communications

Quiz

Final Assessment 


 

How Fungicides Work


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course provides the learner with the basics of fungicides and how they work. The process of how fungal spores germinate and penetrate the leaf structure are explained with easy to follow diagrams and instruction. Plant appearance, status of fungal infections, and fungicide mechanism of action are discussed to provide a framework from which to formulate treatment strategies.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the how fungicides penetrate the structures of a targeted plant.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the prevention, identification, and treatment of fungal infections in plants.

Lesson 1 

  • Major Plant Parts
  • Fungal Infection Mechanism
  • Plant Systems
  • Nutrient Distribution
  • Fungicide Penetrants

 Final Assessment 


Pollinator Stewardship


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Honey Bee Stewardship. The primary concern plaguing the bee keeping industry is the decline of honey bees around the world. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is the leading cause behind this steady decline in honey bee numbers. There are a number of different factors affecting this decline. This course provides an outline of the best practices concerning honey bee stewardship.

Minimizing Pesticide Risk for Pollinators. Whether applying pesticides in the home garden or in a commercial setting, many of the chemical pesticides used to control insects, fungal disease, and even weeds can hurt non-target pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies. This section will ensure your ability to affectively and efficiently apply pesticides without harming beneficial insects.

Participants in this course will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the factors that contribute to colony collapse disorder.
  • Recognize the importance of beekeeper/grower communication.
  • The importance of pollinators in agriculture and why protecting native pollinators is of great concern.
  • The federal and state enforcement and compliance procedure as related to pollinator safety and alternatives to hard chemicals.

Pollinator Stewardship

The Problem: Colony Collapse Disorder

  • Varroa Mite
  • Viruses
  • Pesticide and Drift
  • Agrochemical Residues
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Honey Bee Protection
  • Benefits of Honey Bees

Mississippi Pollinator Stewardship Program

  • Stakeholders
  • The Best Protection
  • Farmer-Beekeeper Partners
  • “Bee Aware” Flag

Minimizing Pesticide Risk for Pollinators

  • Federal and State Enforcement and Compliance
  • Alternatives to Hard Chemicals
  • Organic Approved Pesticides
  • Considerations When Applying Pesticides Near Beehives
  • Pesticide Toxicity Groups
  • Granular Bait Insecticide
  • Bait Stations, Phermone Lures, and Sticky Traps
  • Contact vs. Systemic Insecticides
  • Roadside Habitat Management

Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to [email protected] Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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