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      • 6.

        Recognize the importance of different toxicities of pesticides.

  • III.


    • A.


      • 1.

        Understand the requirements of legally-required training for non-certified pesticide

handlers, including applicators, mixer/loaders, and other handlers, including compo- nents of a written training program, training records, training topics, and initial and re-training.

    • 2.

      Understand handler training exemptions and requirements for documenting training.

    • 3.

      Know that initial training and annual training is required.

    • 4.

      Understand that initial training can be waived with written proof of prior training from a previous employer.

    • 5.

      Understand and follow the pesticide handler hazard communication requirements.

  • B.

    Record Keeping

    • 1.

      Understand and follow the requirements for keeping records of all applications.

    • 2.

      Understand the requirement for making operation records accessible to regulatory officials.

  • C.

    Pesticide Use Reporting

    • 1.

      Know requirements and procedure for obtaining an Operator Identification Number prior to purchasing pesticides.

    • 2.

      Know the requirements and procedures for obtaining a site identification number prior to reporting use.

    • 3.

      Know and follow the requirements for monthly pesticide use reporting.

  • D.

    Supervision of Non-certified Personnel

    • 1.

      Know the requirements and standards for supervising non-certified pesticide handlers.

    • 2.

      Know when and how to provide guidance for applications and other pesticide handling activities conducted by a noncertified applicator.

    • 3.

      Know that uncertified handlers must understand application and other handling pro- cedures and applicable laws, regulations, and restricted material permit conditions.

  • E.

    Labeling and Associated Documents

    • 1.


    • 2.

      Know that a registered label and other labeling allowing a use must be present at the use site.

    • 3.

      Recognize that pesticide labels are legal documents and that it is illegal to use pesticides in any manner that is not consistent with the labeling.

    • 4.

      Understand that the intended use and the application site or commodity are listed on the pesticide product label.

    • 5.

      Know how to identify, interpret, and follow all appropriate sections of pesticide labels to assure that pesticides are handled and applied safely and legally.

    • 6.

      Recognize and follow stated use restrictions and procedures when applying a pesticide.

    • 7.

      Understand what a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is, how to use the information from it, and where to obtain copies.

    • 8.

      Understand the requirement to provide copies of Material Safety Data Sheets to inter- ested parties upon request.

    • 9.

      Know where to find on the label the specific hazards associated with handling the pesticides being used, including human and environmental hazards.


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