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    • 10.

      Understand label requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) for each pesti- cide handled, plus when regulations or restricted material permit conditions supersede personal protective equipment requirements in the label.

    • 11.

      Know how to determine, from label information, the required pesticide application equipment, method or technique, application rate, and application procedures.

    • 12.

      Know the correct application settings for fumigation equipment, gas release duration, and how to calculate the correct volume of areas being fumigated.

    • 13.

      Know the requirements for ventilation/aeration after fumigant application, plus know that the ventilation/aeration process is considered to be part of the application and that the application is not complete until the ventilation/aeration is complete.

  • F.

    Hazards Associated with Pesticide Use

    • 1.

      Understand how pesticides enter the body and know which body areas are more conducive to allowing entry.

    • 2.

      Understand the potential health effects of exposure to specific pesticides.

    • 3.

      Recognize the importance of following proper handling procedures and personal hygiene after handling pesticides.

    • 4.

      Know how to prevent, recognize, and treat heat-related illness.

    • 5.

      Understand the potential harmful effects of unintended pesticide releases.

    • 6.

      Be familiar with and follow the emergency response plan, including identifying and understanding how to use components of emergency response equipment and supplies.

    • 7.

      Know the importance of clearing an area where a pesticide spill occurred of people and animals and how to prevent unauthorized entry to that area during cleanup.

    • 8.

      Know how to contain and properly clean up a small pesticide spill or arrange for emergency personnel to clean up a large spill.

    • 9.

      Follow the legal and proper methods and procedures for preventing further spills and leaks, containing the spill or leak, and disposing of pesticide and contaminated clean- up materials from a pesticide spill.

  • IV.


    • A.

      Safety Precautions

      • 1.

        Know how to provide adequate ventilation/aeration following a fumigation.

      • 2.

        Know how to follow legal and proper procedures for cleaning application equipment and storing or disposing of empty containers and disposing of leftover materials.

    • B.

      Personal Protective Equipment

      • 1.

        Identify the minimum personal protective equipment required by the label and know

when regulations or restricted material permit conditions supersede the label.

  • 2.

    Know how to determine exposure potentials and recognize types of pesticide hazards.

  • 3.

    Understand the medical health assessment requirements for authorized respirator use.

  • 4.

    Understand how to select, fit-test, and wear appropriate respiratory devices when required.

  • 5.

    Know how to clean, maintain, and store personal protective equipment and inspect this equipment for signs of wear and failure.

  • 6.

    Know when worn or compromised PPE must be replaced and how to dispose of used or worn personal protective equipment.

  • 7.

    Recognize that safety glasses and chemical protective gloves are a minimal requirement by regulation for most pesticides, if the pesticide label is not more restrictive.



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