Practical Solutions for Pesticide Safety

This education project identifies, evaluates, and adapts pesticide safety solutions that northwest farmers developed for themselves. These practical solutions will be disseminated back to the industry through an online platform. This project focuses on handheld application equipment and builds upon our previous Practical Solutions for Pesticide Safety guide for broadcast spraying. This new project is useful to nurseries, grass seed production, and reforestation industries with solutions that, 1) reduce exposure; 2) are practical, compatible, convenient, adaptable, safe, novel, and meet regulations, and 3) support the training needs of the newly revised U.S. EPA Worker Protection Standard.

We are engaging with regional industry managers and handlers in the identification and evaluation of solutions.

An Expert Review Group (ERG) with industry managers, supervisors, and pesticide handlers review new solutions. These solutions are integrated into the practical Solutions for the Pesticide Safety website for sharing solutions and a Facebook group has been established for ongoing practical solution communications and promotion.

Principal Investigator: Kit Galvin, MPH, CIH
Senior Research Scientist, PNASH Center
University of Washington

NIOSH 2016-2021

Products
NASD Online Training - Keeping Pesticide on the Farm: Practical Solutions for Minimizing Family Exposure

Projects
Pesticide Safety in Tree Fruit: Translating Research, Overcoming Barriers