Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets | Nevada Approval #NV-20-044

Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets

Course Description

Pesticide labels and safety data sheets (SDS) appear to contain much of the same information. While the label is the law, an SDS is not considered the law. As an applicator, it is important to understand the difference between a pesticide label and a safety data sheet and know what information can be found in each document. This course will review the various parts of pesticide labels and safety data sheets to identify the similarities and differences.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the content and sections of a pesticide label
  • Identify the content and sections of a safety data sheet (SDS)
  • Outline the differences between information such as signal words and PPE on pesticide labels and safety data sheets
  • Explain how to use pesticide labels and safety data sheets to prepare applications

Chapter 1 – Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets

Lesson 1

  • Pesticide Labels
    • Supplemental labeling
    • Restricted-use
    • Not for household use
    • Ingredient statement
    • Signal word
    • First aid information
    • Mode of action
    • Hazards and precautionary statements
    • Environmental hazards
    • Agricultural use or non-agricultural use
    • Physical or chemical hazards
    • Directions
    • Storage and disposal section 
  • Safety Data Sheets
    • GHS Pictograms
    • Section 1 – Product identification
    • Section 2 – Hazards identification
    • Section 3 – Composition/Information on ingredients
    • Section 4 – First Aid Measures

Lesson 2 

  • Safety Data Sheets (cont.)
    • Section 5 – Fire-fighting measures
    • Section 6 – Accidental release measures
    • Section 7 – Handling and storage
    • Section 8 – Exposure control/Personal protection
    • Section 9 – Physical and chemical properties
    • Section 10 – Stability and reactivity
    • Section 11 – Toxicological information
    • Section 12 – Ecological information (non-mandatory)
    • Section 13 – Disposal considerations (non-mandatory)
    • Section 14 – Transport information (non-mandatory)
    • Section 15 – Regulatory information (non-mandatory)
    • Section 16 – Other information
  • Comparisons
    • Active ingredient statement
    • Hazard statements
    • First-aid measures
    • Handling and storage
    • Environmental precautions
    • Toxicological data
  • Summary

Final Assessment

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