Jan Hygnstrom - Extension Project Manager Pesticide Safety Education Program
EPA's new Application Exclusion Zone requirement was designed to protect people from pesticides being applied either on the ground or aerially, either alone or with another product such as fertilizer. This story and video show how to meet the requirement.
Besides using common sense, perhaps an applicator’s most important protection is wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Here's an illustrated guide as to what to wear and exposure risk for various body areas.
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.