This 8 CEU Course is designed to provide the following CEU credits: 2 Law, 2 IPM and 4 General CEUs. A brief description of the 8 lessons found in this course is presented below.
Law: Federal Pesticide Laws
In this training module, one will learn about the federal laws that regulate the use of pesticides. This would include the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Transportation Safety Act (TSA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA Title III), and Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Law: The Pesticide Label – Part I
Every pesticide must be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency before it can be sold or used. Be aware that individual pesticide products are registered – not generic pesticides. Pesticide labels are legal documents that must be followed. This lesson discusses the different elements found within a pesticide label.
Pesticide Safety – Part I
One will learn about the benefits of pesticide use, risks of pesticide use, definition of toxicity, how “toxicity” and “hazard” are not the same thing, pesticide toxicity categories, chronic toxicity, pesticide entry into the body through the skin, mouth, eyes and lungs, applicator safety, training and continuing education, planning for accidents, material safety data sheets (MSDSs), and pesticide labels.
Pesticide Safety – Part II
The benefits and limitations of personal protective equipment including gloves, bodywear, head protection, footwear, eye protection, respiratory equipment and barrier creams are discussed.
Emergencies, Spills and Misapplications
The actions to take in the event of a pesticide leak, spill, misapplication or fire are presented and the requirements of the Community Right-to-Know Act are discussed.
The actions to take and first aid to administer in the event of a pesticide exposure on one’s skin, clothing or in one’s eyes is discussed, and the first aid to administer in the event a person inhales or swallows a pesticide is presented.
IPM: Nonchemical Pest Control Techniques – Part I
Integrated pest management is an approach to pest management that employs multiple tactics to prevent pest problems, suppress pest populations and minimize the use of pesticides. In this training module, one will learn the reasons to practice IPM, the basic steps of an IPM program and the type of actions one can take to prevent or manage an existing pest problem with the hope of reducing the use of chemicals.
IPM: Nonchemical Pest Control Techniques – Part II
Wildlife Control. This chapter discusses the nonchemical pest control techniques that can be used for the control of wildlife.
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