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94 • FIELDWORKER SAFETY

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • 1.

    The primary purpose of fieldworker safety regulations is to

    • a.

      reduce pesticide exposure to children of fieldwor ers

    • b.

      shield employers from liability

    • c.

      protect fieldwor ers from pesticide residues in treated fields

    • d.

      comply with federal mandates

  • 2.

    When must pesticide safety training be given to fieldworkers?

    • a.

      within one month after they begin wor

    • b.

      immediately after each pesticide applica- tion

    • c.

      before they are allowed to wor in a treated field

    • d.

      when fieldwor ers request training

  • 3.

    How often must fieldworkers receive pesticide safety training?

    • a.

      every year

    • b.

      every two years

    • c.

      every four years

    • d.

      every five years

  • 4.

    Who is qualified to provide training to fieldworkers in California?

    • a.

      a person who has completed an approved instructor training program

    • b.

      another fieldwor er who attended a fieldwor er training session

    • c.

      any field supervisor or farm manager

    • d.

      any University of California employee

  • 5.

    What document must be displayed at the work site or central location when fieldworkers are working in a pesticide-treated field?

    • a.

      the Pest Control Recommendation signed by a licensed Pest Control Adviser

    • b.

      a completed Pesticide Safety Information Series leaflet A-9

    • c.

      an outline of the pesticide safety training provided to the wor ers

    • d.

      a list of the trained wor ers employed by the farming operation

  • 6.

    Before fieldworker employees are allowed to enter pesticide-treated fields, what information must the property operator inform them about that is mandated by California’s pesticide laws?

    • a.

      the location of drin ing water

    • b.

      the wor hours, including brea and lunch periods

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    • c.

      the availability and location of the pesticide use records, PSIS leaflets, and MSDSs

    • d.

      how to protect themselves from sun exposure

  • 7.

    Which of the following information about a pesti- cide-treated field is not required to be displayed at a central location?

    • a.

      the time and date of the pesticide application

    • b.

      the restricted-entry interval

    • c.

      the product name, the EPA registration number, and the active ingredients

    • d.

      the name of the person who made the pesticide application

  • 8.

    When a pesticide that requires the use of a respirator is applied to a small number of plants in one section of a greenhouse, the treated area is considered to be

    • a.

      25 feet in all directions from the treated plants

    • b.

      the entire enclosed area plus any adjacent area that is not sealed from the treatment site

    • c.

      100 feet in all directions from the treated plants

    • d.

      the treatment site only

  • 9.

    When employees are required to enter pesticide- treated fields, emergency medical care must be

    • a.

      obtained by the employees if needed

    • b.

      provided if needed after the employer consults with a medical advisor

    • c.

      planned and arranged for in advance by the employer

    • d.

      arranged for by the local county agricultural commissioner’s office

  • 10.

    In general, decontamination facilities must be located within _______ of fieldworkers who are working in a pesticide treated field.

    • a.

      100 feet

    • b.

      500 feet

    • c.

      1/4 mile

    • d.

      1/2 mile

  • 11.

    When there is an inconsistency between the regula- tion-specified restricted-entry interval and the label- specified restricted-entry interval, you must always

    • a.

      average the two restricted-entry intervals

    • b.

      follow the regulation-specified interval

    • c.

      follow the label-specified interval

    • d.

      use the longest interval

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