Cheryl Alberts - Pesticide Safety Education Program Project Coordinator

(staff)
Work PLSH 362C
Lincoln NE 68583-0971
US
Work 402-472-1696 On-campus 2-1696

Clyde Ogg, coordinator of the Pesticide Safety Education Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, helps load cleaned pesticide containers for transportation to a recycling facility. (File photo: Pesticide Safety Education Program)
Cover of the EPA guide on complying with the Worker Protection Standard

Revisions to Worker Protection Standard Effective January 2017 January 10, 2017

Agricultural workers and handlers will have increased protection under revisions to the Worker Protection Standards that became effective in January 2017 and additional regulations that will become effective in January 2018.

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Dressed in personal protective gear and cleaning a sprayer
Dressed in personal protective gear and cleaning a sprayer

Winter Pesticide Storage September 29, 2016

Check out these recommendations for storing away pesticides and your sprayer to avoid product loss and equipment damage over winter.

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Recommended two-strap respiratory mask
Recommended two-strap respiratory mask

Protect Your Lungs with Properly Fitted Respiratory Masks September 23, 2016

Working around grain means working around dust and chaff. Dusts have the potential to cause health problems or even permanent lung injury. Breathing dust from stored grain or old hay means breathing in fecal material from rodents and birds, as well as molds, fungus, and bacteria in the enclosed environment. 

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Warning sign on the side of a grain bin about how to avoid grain entrapment and being injured by an auger.

Grain Engulfment: Quicksand of the Midwest September 23, 2016

Grain engulfment can take a life in a matter of seconds. Followning these precautions can help keep you safe and always remember to have someone nearby if you do have to enter the bin.

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Tips for laundering pesticide-contaminated clothes
Tips for laundering pesticide-contaminated clothes

Laundering Clothing after Applying Pesticides May 4, 2016

A guide to handling and laundering clothing worn during pesticide application, including 10 tips for the laundry room.

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Pesticide container illustration
Pesticide containers should be thoroughly rinsed and recycled, rather than put in the landfill.

Pesticide Container Recycling Available at 24 Sites in 2016 April 6, 2016

Nebraska’s voluntary pesticide container recycling program has reason to shout. Now in its 25th year, the program has recycled more than 2.27 million pounds of pesticide containers since 1991.

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