Core Standards Law Re-certification | Mississippi

$89.00

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category X
This course addresses the federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest with more detailed information on labeling, formulations, pest management, transportation, storage & security.
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Description

 

Mississippi Pesticide Safety Core Standards 5HR Re-certification
LAW

 


COURSE SYLLABUS

Federal Pesticide Laws

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 chapter addresses the requirements set forth by federal regulations. Pesticide applicators are responsible for learning about and complying with all regulations.

After completing this chapter in its entirety, participants will 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

Lesson 2 

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

Chapter Assessment 


Pesticide Labeling

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 to the buyer when purchasing the product. Pesticide labeling includes instructions on how to use the product safely and correctly.

After completing this chapter 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

Lesson 2 

Parts of the Label
Other Label Resources
Safety Data Sheets

Chapter Assessment 


Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct

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. Applicators 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. Applicators also need to understand the importance of communication and how to communicate with customers about what is being done.

After completing this chapter, 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

Lesson 2 

Best Practices
Disposal and Recycling

Professional Conduct 

Lesson 3 

Pesticide Security and Supervision
Public and Customer Communications
 

Chapter Assessment 


Pesticide Formulations

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 chapter 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

Lesson 2

Dry or Solid Formulations
Other Formulations
Pesticide Mixtures
Adjuvants

Chapter Assessment


Pest Management

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 chapter 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

Lesson 2

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

Chapter Assessment 


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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