In the News
March 1, 2007
Spanish translation of pesticide safety manual now available
To better serve Spanish-speaking people working in California agriculture, the University of California’s Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program has released a Spanish translation of Pesticide Safety: A Reference Manual for Private Applicators. The newly updated manual, Seguridad en el manejo de pesticidas Manual de referencia para aplicadores privados SEGUNDA EDICIÓN, is the study guide for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation certified private applicator examination and a handy reference for all farms.
Farmers, foremen, managers, and employees will find this manual useful with its instructions on how to read pesticide labels, how to mix and apply pesticides, how to avoid pesticide hazards, and how to handle emergencies involving pesticides. The appendix includes a pesticide application checklist, resource lists, sample training forms for pesticide handlers and fieldworkers, and information on avoiding heat related illness. Review questions and answers are included for each chapter.
For farm operators, the Farm Profile section is a useful tool to identify health and environmental safety procedures that must be followed when using pesticides.
To order, contact your local UCCE office or UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications, 1-800-994-8849. Ask for publication 3394. Cost is $7.
Stephanie Klunk, Communications Specialist