Personal Protective Equipment

Pesticide Safety Programs: NASDARF Cooperative Agreement (X8-83456201) with US EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs

NASDA Research Foundation is engaged with both stakeholders in the United States and with a global coalition to enhance safety through improved science, risk assessment, labeling, and applicator/handler education. Below are some of the work products NASDARF has been involved with related to PPE.

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  • Policies, Process, and Standards/Certification Required in the United States, European Union, and Brazil

    This document provides an overview of regulations for pesticide product registration, as well as the available personal protective equipment (PPE) standards/certifications used in the United States, the European Union, and Brazil. Its purpose is to share information regarding the regional similarities and differences in utilizing PPE as a means for risk mitigation. Exchange of information and collaborations could result in globally consistent PPE requirements on pesticide labels. Consistent requirements would provide clear, concise label language that is easy to understand, contributing to improved handler/operator health and safety. PPE is the last measure to be taken for risk reduction, having determined that other risk-management measures such as operational and engineering controls are insufficient. Regulations establish the requirements for a registration process that includes risk assessments for both human and environmental exposure to ensure safe use.

    Resource Added: 05/21/2013

    Policies, Process, and Standards/Certification Required in the United States, European Union, and Brazil 2MB, PDF
  • PPE for Pesticide Operators: Risk Assessment, PPE Requirements, and Labeling

    Information about pesticide registration, exposure studies and PPE requirements was presented at the First International Symposium on PPE for Agricultural Pesticide Operators held in 2012 in Brazil by invited speakers about their respective countries/regions. During the post-symposium session it was clear that there was an interest in groups working together to continue the PPE-risk mitigation dialogue and enrich the science behind risk assessment for the use of PPE that affects the health and safety of pesticide operators. This document builds upon the information gained at the 1st Symposium to plan for more global collaborations in the future. The document is designed to provide an overview to initiate national, regional, and international discussion on the topic.

    Resource Added: 02/12/2013

    PPE for Pesticide Operators: Risk Assessment, PPE Requirements, and Labeling 1MB, PDF
  • First International Symposium on PPE for Agricultural Pesticide Operators: A Risk-based Approach for Addressing PPE Issues

    http://symposium.com.br/

    The Agronomic Institute organized the Symposium. The goal of the symposium was to promote PPE dialogue among industry and government officials, trainers, and researchers. Experts from Europe, United States and Brazil were invited to and presented at to the two-day conference (August 6-7) followed by a Post-Conference Working Group Session in Campinas – SP, Brazil. Presentations posted to the web site can be viewed from the "download PDF" button.

    Contacts:
    Dr. Hamilton Humberto Ramos (Brazil)
    iacdir@iac.sp.gov.br
    Dr. Anugrah Shaw (US)
    anugrahshaw@hotmail.com

    Resource Added: 02/12/2013

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