Pesticide meeting to focus on protection

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 23, 2009

Cooperative Extension is hosting a commercial pesticide meeting focusing on personal protection equipment Dec. 15 at the Agricultural Center on Old Concord Road in Salisbury.
This subject is becoming increasingly important to those who apply pesticides. Robin Tutor, with the N.C. Agromedicine Institute, will be presenting information on:
– The importance of reading chemical labels for health and safety instructions;
– How to interpret PPE needs based on label requirements;
– How to correctly size PPE;
– Where to purchase PPE; and
– How to correctly use and care for PPE (particularly respirators and gloves).
The class will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m.
Below is the agenda for the class:
– 9 a.m. ó Using the Internet/Pesticide Recycling Update, Darrell Blackwelder, Cooperative Extension.
– 9:30 a.m. ó Update on record-keeping, pesticide storage and the inspector’s role, Eddie Nunn, NCDA pesticide inspector.
– 10:30 a.m. ó Selection, fit and use of personal protective equipment, Robin Tutor.
This class has been approved for two (2.5) hours pesticide recertification credits for the following subclasses: A. Aquatic, B. Public Health, G. Forest, H. Right-of-way, I. Regulatory; K. Ag. Pest-Animal; L. Ornamentals and Turf; M. Seed Treatment; N. Demonstration and Research; O. Ag Pest-Plant; T. Wood Treatment; D. Dealer; X. Private-A, G, K, L, M, O.
This class is open to the public and especially important to commercial pesticide applicators. However, space is limited.
For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Cooperative Extension at 704-216-8950 or e-mail by Dec. 14.