Pesticide Safety

Photo of gloved pesticide applicator
Figure 1. Personal protective equipment should always include gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, shoes, and socks. Some situations also call for protective eyeware and coveralls. (Photos by UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program)

Chemical-Resistant Gloves May Help Prevent Parkinson's March 14, 2017

One key to pesticide safety is literally in the palm of your hand: wearing proper gloves.

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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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Nebraska Extension Specialist Greg Kruger demonstrates how to clean a sprayer to remoove all pesticide residue.
Nebraska Extension Specialist Greg Kruger demonstrates how to clean a sprayer to remoove all pesticide residue

Cleaning Pesticide Application Equipment July 6, 2016

Careless cleanup of pesticide application equipment is a main cause of equipment failure or malfunction. Always clean application equipment immediately after use, as dried pesticides are harder to remove, and at a location where any spilled rinsate won’t contaminate water supplies or other crops. This article offers recommendations for cleaning and storing application equipment and how to stay safe when doing it.

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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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Who Should Provide Worker Protection Training? April 12, 2016

Who is responsible for training scouts, applicators, etc. if they are provided by a co-op, seed dealer, or chemical dealer?

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Tips for Pesticide Application and Safety May 9, 2013

Gloves for Pesticide Application, a UNL Pest Education video
 

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