Clyde Ogg - Pesticide Safety Extension Educator

Clyde Ogg

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Protective Gloves, Clothing for Pesticide Applicators
Laundering Pesticide-Contamined Clothing

When moving equipment at row ends and from field to field this hectic harvest season, be careful to always keep it at least 10 feet from overhead power lines. Power can jump or arc from the line to you and your equipment, creating life-threatening conditions.
Figure 1. When turning equipment at row ends and moving it from field to field this hectic harvest season, be careful to always keep it at least 10 feet from overhead power lines. Power can jump or arc from the line to you and your equipment, creating a life-threatening situation.

Look Up! Avoid Power Line Deaths this Harvest Season September 11, 2017

This harvest season stay alert to overhead power lines and keep equipment at least 10 feet away, particularly at row ends and when working in unfamiliar fields. If equipment does hit a power line, follow the guide here to stay safe.

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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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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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Sample private pesticide applicator certificate
Sample private pesticide applicator certificate

Herbicide Resistance, Safety Are Key Topics in Private Pesticide Applicator Training December 12, 2016

Private pesticide applicators holding licenses that expire in 2017, as well as anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, can contact their local Nebraska Extension office for pesticide safety education training sessions. About 200 statewide sessions will be held January through April.

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Sample commercial pesticide applicator certificate
Sample commercial pesticide applicator certificate

Nebraska Extension Training for Commercial, Noncommercial Pesticide Applicators December 12, 2016

Training dates are set for Nebraska's commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification of their license to buy or use restricted-use pesticides in 2017. The statewide training is coordinated through the Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

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Engorged American dog tick
Engorged American dog tick

Tick Prevention Worth the Effort August 2, 2016

It's tick season in Nebraska and time to create a barrier between you and these disease-transmitting pests. See tips for avoiding their bite and what to do if you find one on your body. Also see photos to aid in identification.

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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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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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