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pesticide safety

What Farmers Need to Know about the Worker Protection Standard

Farmers who use pesticide products must use the product in accordance with the label and are responsible for taking certain steps to prevent pesticide exposure and mitigate any pesticide related health consequences for themselves and their employees, co-owners, and family members working on the...

Laundering Clothing After Pesticide Applications

After completing a pesticide application, it’s important to follow the correct procedures for removing and cleaning personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing. While you should always read and follow any cleaning directions on the pesticide label, most product labels do not give specific...

Choosing PPE for Pesticide Applications

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required by law and by common sense when making any pesticide application. How do you choose the proper PPE for a job? The pesticide label will tell you the minimum PPE required, but it’s a good idea to have your own understanding of what kinds of PPE are best...
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