SPIDER Database Software

To receive SPIDER, please contact Geoffrey Calvert at

This software is useful for states to enter data on each individual with pesticide-related illness. It also will allow NIOSH to aggregate data across states.

To our knowledge, this is the first software that is capable of collecting, managing, and reporting in a standardized fashion all pertinent information needed by NIOSH and US EPA to conduct surveillance on acute pesticide-related illness. By collecting information on the pesticide formulation, where it was used, and how it was applied, the circumstances responsible for poisoning events can be identified and this information can be used to design prevention strategies.

The data dictionary of standardized variables used by the SENSOR-pesticides program and in SPIDER can be found at:

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Page last reviewed: November 16, 2015