NC State Extension

Pesticide Safety

This section contains information about complying with pesticide and worker protection laws. Included is information on pesticide licensing, health effects of pesticides, pesticide storage, understanding the label and sources of labels and MSDS sheets, complying with the Worker Protection Standard, PPE, laundering pesticide-contaminated clothing, heat stress, record keeping and calibration. Also included are environmental safety issues including how to protect surface and ground water, wildlife, and bees, as well as how to handle pesticide disposal and spills.

General Information on Pesticide Use

General Information on Health and Pesticide Application

Pesticide Storage

Understanding the Pesticide Label

Worker Safety

Heat Stress and PPE

Complying with Record Keeping

Environmental Safety – Handling Containers