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Pesticide Safety Rules For Farmworkers

This checklist helps cannabis growers understand steps to use pesticides safely, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper storage and handling guidelines.
MaintainX
07/19/2022

Pesticide Safety Rules For Farmworkers

This checklist helps cannabis growers understand steps to use pesticides safely, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper storage and handling guidelines.

    What training do I need?

  • What does my training cover?

  • You must be told about:

  • Health effects

  • Pesticide safety

  • If you mix or apply pesticides, you must have more training on how to do that job safely (See the A-8 safety leaflet for more information about safety rules for pesticide handlers on farms).

  • How can I protect myself from pesticides?

  • What does “Restricted Entry Interval” (REI) mean?

  • An REI is the time after a pesticide has been applied when you are not allowed to go into a field. If you touch a plant during its REI, you might become sick. After a pesticide is used on a plant it will begin to go away. But this takes time and may take longer for some pesticides than for others.

  • If you go into or near a sprayed field or greenhouse, the farmer or your employer must tell you:

  • Follow the directions about staying out of sprayed fields and greenhouses. If you see a sign like this, it means stay out of the field!

  • Can I ever go into a field with an REI in effect?

  • What do I need to know if I have to go into a field during the REI?

  • Your employer must tell you:

  • Your employer must give you all the PPE you need to wear during the REI. They must give you soap, water, and towels for you to wash up with after you take off your PPE.

  • What should I do if I start feeling sick at work?

  • Pesticides can make you sick. Symptoms of pesticide poisoning can be the same as having the flu or other common illnesses.

  • A pesticide might cause these symptoms. You can also get skin rashes from plants and insects in the field.

  • Emergency medical care is available at:

  • (Space for listing where care facilities are)

  • What are my rights?

  • You have the right to know about pesticides that have been used recently where you work. The farmer must keep records on:

  • As part of your training, your employer must tell you where this information is kept. They must also let you see the records anytime you want without having to ask.

  • These records are kept at:

  • Your employer must explain your rights to you. If you need more help understanding your rights, go to your local county agricultural commissioner’s office, local legal aid, worker’s rights office, your union or the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)

  • Safety Tips

  • How to Protect Your Skin

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  • How to Protect Your Skin

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  • How to Protect Your Skin

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  • WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR INJURY

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  • FIRST AID

  • Tell your employer about the spill after washing

    • First Aid

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    • First Aid

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    • First Aid

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    • ALWAYS REMEBER

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    Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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