Module 7: Introduction to Pesticide Safety

This video was funded and approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It begins by reviewing different types of pesticides and the type of information found on pesticide labels. It emphasizes the importance of assessing the problem in the field and determining if pesticides are needed. Once a decision is made to use a pesticide, a worker is shown choosing the right product for the pest, then mixing and applying it safely. The importance of reading the label before handling, mixing and applying a pesticide is emphasized. Discussions of Material Safety Data Sheets, how to deal with pesticide spills, and symptoms of pesticide poisoning are also included. Filmed with Arbor Nomics, Norcross, Ga.