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The illustrated guide to pesticide safety. Instructor's edition.

Oakland, CA: University of California, 1991 Jan; :1-72
This booklet will help you provide the training you are required to give all employees who handle pesticides. After the training session, employees can keep their copies to refer to as needed. The booklets will also serve as a useful source of pesticide safety information for employees who do not handle pesticides. There are two editions: this is the trainer edition; the smaller edition, publication 21488, is for workers. State law requires employers to provide training to workers handling pesticides. Handlers include not only mixers, loaders, and applicators, but also naggers and people involved in the cleaning, repair, and maintenance of pesticide application equipment. Training must be given for each pesticide before it is handled for the first time in a particular work season. So if a worker handles malathion at the beginning of the spray season, training specific to that pesticide must be given prior to handling. If later the worker is to use roundup, training in the proper handling of roundup must be provided. The training you provide must include all the topics listed on the pesticide safety training record. A copy of the training record has been included at the front of this booklet. Use this booklet along with the training record. The booklet discusses all of the topics listed in the training record in a general way. Various tables, lists, and other informational sheets have been included in your version to help you customize your training to the specific pesticide being discussed. When training workers, you should also have the product label on hand so you can refer to it. Employers often have to provide pesticide training to workers who speak little or no English. Therefore the text is in both English and Spanish. The drawings serve as pictorial links between the English and Spanish captions, so that even if trainees speak and read only Spanish, the trainer will know what information they are reading. Each time an employee is trained to handle a pesticide, the name of the pesticide and the date of training should be written on the training record in the first available vertical column. Each topic covered should have a check mark beside it in the column corresponding to the pesticide covered. You are required to keep records of employee training on file for two years. They must be made available on request to inspectors from the county Agricultural commissioner's office or the California department of food and agriculture. The pesticide safety training record is provided in Spanish as well as English.
Training; Toxic-effects; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-personnel; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Workers; Workplace-studies
M, Zavala, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of California, 6701 San Pablo Ave. Oakland, California 94608-1239
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