National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Meeting and Webinar Presentations

These presentations were organized and hosted by The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) and facilitated by Kim Faulkner, PhD, MPH.

NIOSH 2012 Personal Protective Technology Stakeholders Meeting: Pesticide PPE Best Training Techniques Workshop

Pittsburgh, PA. March 21, 2012

Integrating “Clicker” Technology and a Motivational Message into Pesticide Applicator Training to Improve Adoption of Recommended Safety Practices (30 minutes). Speaker: Dr. Amy Brown, Univ. of Maryland.

Hands-On Training Technique: People Learn By Doing (45 minutes). Speakers: Kit Galvin, Pacific Northwest Ag. Safety and Health Center; Carolyn Sheridan, Agrisafe; Bob Kincaid, Gempler’s; and Ann Rivers, USDA.

Videos in Pesticide Safety Training Related to the Use of Personal Protective Equipment (45 minutes). Speakers: Carol Black and Darrell Kilgore, Washington State Univ.; Erin Bauer, Univ. of Nebraska; Matthew Peterson, Rollins.

The 2011-2012 Pesticide Handler Personal Protective Equipment Webinar Series presentations

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training for Pesticide Handlers

Part 1. PPE Training: Regulatory and Training Structures in the U.S. that Support PPE Training.

Part 2. Training for PPE: Who Conducts It? and How is It Done?  Speaker: Carol Black, M.S., Washington State Univ., November 16, 2011.

How Pesticide Personal Protective Equipment Requirements are Determined for Workers Who Handle Pesticides

Part 1. How does the EPA determine what PPE should be used with Pesticides?

Part 2. How Risk Management is used to Assign PPE Reference mentioned in the presentations: The EPA Label Review Manual.  Speaker: Jeff Evans, Office of Pesticide Programs, EPA. January 18, 2012.

Compiled by Wayne Buhler, PhD and David Jefferson

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Topics Included in this Module

  • The Label and PPE — When using pesticide products, the requirements for PPE on the product label are your main source of information
  • Selecting PPE — What to Consider When Selecting Different Types of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Components of PPE — It is very important to select the correct PPE. Just as important, the PPE must be working correctly
  • Cleaning, Maintenance, Storage, and Disposal — Cleaning and maintenance instructions from the PPE manufacturer must be followed for reusable PPE.
  • NIOSH Presentations — Video training