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PESTICIDE SAFETY. By Georgia Huff Forestry Science I. Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office. July, 2002. OBJECTIVES:. Explain the use of MSDS sheets. Recognize safe practices for handling pesticides. Explain the procedures for a hazardous situation.

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Pesticide safety

PESTICIDE SAFETY

By Georgia Huff

Forestry Science I

Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office

July, 2002


Objectives
OBJECTIVES:

  • Explain the use of MSDS sheets.

  • Recognize safe practices for handling pesticides.

  • Explain the procedures for a hazardous situation.

  • Identify forestry herbicides.


Mental set
MENTAL SET:

  • What were the two methods of control we discussed previously?

  • What are some dangers to us, the workers, with these two control methods?

  • Remember…. SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY!!!!


Herbicides
HERBICIDES:

  • Not all herbicides are created equal:

  • Different chemical have different toxicities.

  • EPA-Environmental Protection Agency

  • MSDS-Material Safety Data Sheets


Msds answers
MSDS ANSWERS:

  • What is the material and what does one need to know immediately in an emergency?

  • What should be done if a hazardous situation occurs?

  • How can hazardous situations be prevented?

  • Disposal?

  • Shipping?


Labels
LABELS!!!!!!!

  • The product label is the correct source of information for the proper use of handling a pesticide.


Labels1
LABELS!!!!!

  • Required Sections:

    • Chemical product and company identification

    • Composition/information on ingredients

    • Hazards identification

    • First aid measures

    • Fire-fighting measures


Labels2
LABELS!!!!

  • Accidental release measures

  • Handling and storage

  • Exposure controls/personal protection

  • Physical and chemical properties

  • Stability and reactivity


Herbicides used in forestry

Liquid:

Accord (Glyphosate)

Aresenal AC (Imazapyr)

Garlon 3A (Triclopyr)

Garlon 4 (Triclopyr)

Pathway (Picloram)

Stomp WDG (Pendimethalin)

Granular:

Pronone 10mg, 10g & 25g (Hexazinone)

Velpar ULW (Hexazinone)

HERBICIDES USED IN FORESTRY:


Review
REVIEW:

  • Always remember…. SAFETY FIRST!!!!!

  • MSDS used for?

  • Labels used for?


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