Recognize the importance of different toxicities of pesticides.
PESTICIDE LAWS AND REGULATIONS
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.
Understand handler training exemptions and requirements for documenting training.
Know that initial training and annual training is required.
Understand that initial training can be waived with written proof of prior training from a previous employer.
Understand and follow the pesticide handler hazard communication requirements.
Understand and follow the requirements for keeping records of all applications.
Understand the requirement for making operation records accessible to regulatory officials.
Pesticide Use Reporting
Know requirements and procedure for obtaining an Operator Identification Number prior to purchasing pesticides.
Know the requirements and procedures for obtaining a site identification number prior to reporting use.
Know and follow the requirements for monthly pesticide use reporting.
Supervision of Non-certified Personnel
Know the requirements and standards for supervising non-certified pesticide handlers.
Know when and how to provide guidance for applications and other pesticide handling activities conducted by a noncertified applicator.
Know that uncertified handlers must understand application and other handling pro- cedures and applicable laws, regulations, and restricted material permit conditions.
Labeling and Associated Documents
Know that a registered label and other labeling allowing a use must be present at the use site.
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.
Understand that the intended use and the application site or commodity are listed on the pesticide product label.
Know how to identify, interpret, and follow all appropriate sections of pesticide labels to assure that pesticides are handled and applied safely and legally.
Recognize and follow stated use restrictions and procedures when applying a pesticide.
Understand what a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is, how to use the information from it, and where to obtain copies.
Understand the requirement to provide copies of Material Safety Data Sheets to inter- ested parties upon request.
Know where to find on the label the specific hazards associated with handling the pesticides being used, including human and environmental hazards.