Pesticide Emergency Management and Environmental Protection | Indiana Approval #000SRD

Instructor: Sarah Racine

Protect people and the environment from dangerous hazards through careful use of pesticides. This one-credit course is approved by the Indiana Office of the State Chemist to teach the essentials of safe, legal pesticide application.

Pesticide alternatives, when used properly, reduce the need to use pesticides at all. When pesticides are called for, always use a management plan for best results. Notifications and warning signs alert the public to possible dangers.

Service containers permit the safe storage, mixing and transportation of pesticides. Chemical selection, equipment use, application techniques, cleanup, disposal, recordkeeping and liability all offer opportunities to increase safety and minimize risk.

If unsafe conditions arise through misapplications, leaks or spills, this course covers effective emergency response. Misapplications, leaks or spills require immediate and appropriate action. Learn how to provide first aid for exposure to skin, clothing, eyes and the respiratory system.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

– Identify pesticide safety measures to protect people and the environment from pesticide exposure.
– Discuss effective equipment selection, safe application techniques and proper practices for cleanup and disposal.
– Describe appropriate ways to handle and apply pesticides.
– Explain how to handle pesticide emergencies such as leaks, spills and misapplications.
– Recognize different types of pesticide emergencies and corresponding first aid measures.