124 • GLOSSARY
economic poison. the term “economic poison” is no longer used. It has been replaced with “pesticide.”
employee. any person who, for any kind of compensation, performs work, services, or activities covered by pesticide laws and regulations.
employer. any person who exercises primary direction and control over the work, services, or activities of an employee. A foreman, crew leader, supervisor, or similarly situated person represents the employer when hiring an employee or when exercising, or having responsibility for exercising, the primary direction and control, but is not considered the employer himself or herself.
enclosed cab. a chemical-resistant barrier completely surrounding the occupant(s) of the cab that prevents contact with pesticides or treated surfaces outside the cab and meets those portions of the requirements in American Society of Agricultural Engineers Standard S-525 (Rev. 11/ 97) that pertain to dermal protec- tion.
enclosed cab acceptable for respira- tory protection. an enclosed cab that incorporates a dust/mist- filtering and/or a vapor- or gas- removing air purification system, as appropriate for the exposure situation. Enclosed cabs certified by the manufacturer as meeting American Society of Agricultural Engineers Standard S-525 (Rev. 11/ 97) are acceptable under this definition. The DPR Director may, upon request, approve other enclosed cabs as acceptable under this definition.
examination. written examination.
feasible. capable of being accom- plished in a successful manner, within a reasonable period of time, taking into account economic, environmental, social, and techno- logical factors.
feasible alternatives. other chemical or non-chemical procedures that can reasonably accomplish the same pest control function with compa- rable effectiveness and reliability, taking into account economic, environmental, social, and techno- logical factors and timeliness of control.
feasible mitigation measure. a condi- tion attached to the approval of an activity that, if implemented, would substantially reduce any adverse impact, taking into account eco- nomic, environmental, social, and technological factors and timeliness of control.
field. any area (including a green- house) upon which one or more agricultural plant commodities (including forest and nursery products) are grown for commercial or research production. Field does not include range or pasture grazed by animals.
fieldworker. any person who, for any kind of compensation, performs cultural activities in a field. Fieldworker does not include people performing tasks as a crop advisor, including field checking or scouting, making observations of the well-being of the plants, or taking samples, nor does it include local, state, or federal officials performing inspection, sampling, or other similar official duties.
FIFRA. this is the acronym for the “Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act,” the federal law governing the registration, sale, possession, and use of pesticides.
food. any article that is used for food or drink for human or any other animal, or for a component of any such article.
greenhouse. a structure or space, of sufficient size to permit entry, that is enclosed with a nonporous covering and used in the commer- cial or research production of an