Worker Protection Standard
The Worker Protection Standard’s purpose, where it pertains, who is affected, and the four major types of requirements that an agricultural employer must provide to non-family members is discussed.
Notice of Applications / Posting and Information Display Under WPS
In the 10-year life of the Worker Protection Standard, FDACS pesticide use investigators have issued more than 2,500 notices of violation. Two of the areas frequently cited are failure to properly warn workers of pesticide applications and display of central information on an agricultural establishment. These two areas are presented in detail.
In the 10-year life of the Worker Protection Standard, FDACS pesticide use investigators have issued more than 2,500 notices of violation. One area frequently cited is failure to properly train workers and handlers regarding pesticide safety on agricultural establishments. Training requirements and tips for effective training are presented in detail.
Surviving FDACS Inspection
Learn what to expect during a FDACS pesticide use compliance inspection – what the inspectors ask and what they will be looking for. This tutorial will help you prepare for the day when your agricultural production establishment will be chosen by FDACS for inspection.
Soil and Greenhouse Fumigation
Review licensing, regulatory, and safety requirements for soil fumigation. Also covers site assessment, buffer zones and posting requirements, application equipment and techniques, area calculations and calibration of soil fumigation equipment, fumigant management plans and post-application summaries.
Calibration of Soil Fumigant Injection Equipment
Take a closer look at calibration of soil fumigant injection equipment. Topics include protecting yourself and others from soil fumigant exposure and determining the equipment output and applying the correct rate of soil fumigation in a safe and legal manner.