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80 • PESTICIDE HANDLER SAFETY

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • 1.

    The specific application information that an agricultural property operator must provide to workers at a central location include all the following except the

    • a.

      identification of the treated area

    • b.

      name or description of the pest

    • c.

      product name

    • d.

      date and time of application

  • 2.

    Which of the following is not one of the handler employee training requirements?

    • a.

      environmental concerns such as drift, runoff, and wildlife hazards

    • b.

      the location of pesticide purchase receipts

    • c.

      warnings about ta ing pesticides or pesticide containers home

    • d.

      how to obtain emergency medical care

  • 3.

    Engineering controls for handling pesticides include

    • a.

      water retention basins

    • b.

      wheel-move sprin lers

    • c.

      closed mixing systems

    • d.

      global positioning units

  • 4.

    Pesticide handler safety training for employees must be completed before

    • a.

      employees are allowed to handle any pesticide

    • b.

      the first wor day of each month in which a pesticide might be handled

    • c.

      by the 10th of the month following the month in which pesticides were used

    • d.

      the beginning of each year

  • 5.

    Employers must retain training records of pesticide handler employees for

    • a.

      one year

    • b.

      two years

    • c.

      three years

    • d.

      four years

  • 6.

    A newly-hired pesticide handler employee may not need to be trained because

    • a.

      the employer is not required to train new employees for their first 60 days

    • b.

      new employees are exempt from training requirements during the first year

    • c.

      new employees must wor under the supervision of a trained employee for the first three months

    • d.

      the employee submitted a training record from a previous employer that meets the new employer’s current legal requirements

(answers on page 119)

  • 7.

    Which of the following qualifications enables a person to train pesticide handler employees in commercial or research production of an agricultural plant commodity?

    • a.

      any employee of the University of California

    • b.

      a California Certified Private Applicator

    • c.

      a Certified Crop Consultant

    • d.

      a California licensed Pest Control Dealer

  • 8.

    Reasonable grounds to suspect the possibility of a pesticide illness or injury include all but which one of the following symptoms?

    • a.

      scratches on the arms or hands

    • b.

      headache

    • c.

      blurred vision

    • d.

      abdominal cramps

  • 9.

    Employers must maintain use records that identify the employee, the name of the pesticide, and the date of handling whenever an employee handles a pesticide that

    • a.

      carries the signal word Danger or Warning and is used for landscape pest control

    • b.

      contains an organophosphate or carbamate and is used for right-of-way pest control

    • c.

      carries the signal word Caution and is used for the commercial production of an agricul- tural plant commodity

    • d.

      contains an organophosphate compound and is used for research production of an agricul- tural plant commodity

  • 10.

    Employers that have employees who handle organo- phosphate pesticides in an agricultural plant production operation must have a signed written agreement from a doctor for medical supervision if

    • a.

      any of the employees are under 21 years of age

    • b.

      any pesticides used in the operation contain the signal words Danger or Warning

    • c.

      the employees regularly handle organophos- phate pesticides with the signal words Danger or Warning

    • d.

      employees apply any pesticide for 6 or more days

  • 11.

    Employers must maintain records pertaining to medical supervision of handler employees for a period of

    • a.

      one year

    • b.

      two years

    • c.

      three years

    • d.

      five years

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