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Publications from the Office of Pesticide Programs: Worker Protection Pesticide Safety Materials

The documents listed in this category pertain to the implementation of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). EPA has bilingual posters, handbooks, guides, videos, CDs and other materials available about pesticide safety and how to recognize and treat heat related illnesses. These materials are available at no cost to help train farmworkers and farmworker families; pesticide mixers, loaders and applicators; farmers; health providers; migrant and ESL educators and other members of the agricultural community about pesticide health and safety issues.

DOCUMENT TITLE EPA NUMBER
Farm Workers
EPA Number
Chasing the Sun/Siguiendo El Sol Video and CD. 36-minute video in English and Spanish covers basic information about pesticide exposure, regulation and personal protection required for training of workers under the Worker Protection Standard. 735-V-96-002 or CD 305-C-04-001
Chasing the Sun/Siguiendo El Sol Video with Pesticide Handlers and the Worker Protection Standard combination. English/Spanish video covering basic information about pesticide exposure, regulation and personal protection required for training of workers, along with English and Spanish pesticide safety training for pesticide applicators, mixers, loaders and handlers of pesticides and equipment under the Worker Protection Standard. 305-V-04-001
Controlling Heat Stress/Maneras Sencillas de Controlar la Fatiga Causada por el Calor Poster. 25x22 inch bilingual, color poster for managing heat stress for agricultural workers including, signs, symptoms and treatment of early heat illness to heat stress, program to prevent heat illnesses and how to tell the difference between heat illness and pesticide poisoning. 750-H-93-001 English/Spanish
Controlling Heat Stress in Agriculture. Laminated pocket card, English. 750-F-95-001
Controlar la Fatiga Causada por el Calor en el Trabajo Agricola. Laminated pocket card, Spanish. 750-F-95-002
Danger Pesticides: KEEP OUT (Plastic Sign) 
Peligro Pesticidas: NO ENTRE
735-H-94-001 English/Spanish
ESL Pesticide Farm Safety for Teachers - A guide for teaching farmworkers about pesticide and farm safety in English to non-native speakers. 
735-B-97-900
ESL Pesticide Farm Safety Student Workbook - A workbook designed to teach farmworkers about pesticide and farm safety in English. 735-B-97-901
Pesticide Safety for Farmworkers - CD of 21 one-minute messages for radio and educational outreach to farmworkers. 735-C-02-900
Spanish
Protect Yourself from Pesticides (black and white, 8 ½ by 14 inch brochure for workers) Condensed version of the safety poster. Illustrates the nine basic health and safety messages required by the Federal Worker Protection Standard, including blank areas for listing emergency phone numbers and location of nearest medical facility. 735-F-94-001 or
**P928
English/Spanish
Protect Yourself from Pesticides (Poster - 24x36) - This color safety poster iIllustrates the nine basic health and safety messages required by the Federal Worker Protection Standard, including blank areas for listing emergency phone numbers and location of nearest medical facility. 735-H-93-001 English/Spanish
Protect Yourself from Pesticides Guide for Agricultural Workers/Protejase de los Pesticidas- Guia para los Trabajadores Agricolas Handbook - 43 page bilingual, 8 ½ by 11 inch, illustrated handbook in English and Spanish. Presents all information required for training of workers under the Worker Protection Standard.
*735-B-93-002 English/Spanish 
Steps to Protect Yourself from Pesticides
(3 1/2 X 5, 23-page Pocket guide) This booklet to provide pesticide safety information to agricultural workers before they receive full training and as a refresher after full training.
* 735-F-95-002- English/Spanish
* 735-F-95-003- Haitian
* 735-F-95-004- Vietnamese
* 735-F-95-005- Cambodian
* 735-F-95-006- Laotian
Additional Training Materials developed by The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
(Get one free copy of materials by calling (800) 490-9198 and providing the EPA document numbers. For more than one copy or more information on Project LEAF, contact Ms. Ashley Nelsen at nelsen.ashley@epa.gov or (703) 347-8889)
EPA Number
Project LEAF fold out card (PDF) (2 pp, 624K) - is a 2.5 inch by 2.5 inch, two sided bilingual (Spanish/English) card in color that covers the key messages of the training. The card conveniently folds to fit into wallets and pockets for quick reference. 735F11003 Spanish/English
Project LEAF poster (PDF) (2 pg, 168.MB) - is a 17 inch by 22 inch bilingual (Spanish/English), colored poster. The poster is Spanish on one side and English on the other. It features a large image of the Soto family and key messages for reducing pesticide exposure. It folds to fit into an 8.5 inch by 11 inch envelope for mailing. 735H11001 Spanish/English
Project LEAF magnet - Spanish 735E11002 (PDF) (1 pg, 462K) or English 735E11003 (PDF) (1 pg, 462K) is a 4 inch by 6 inch, colored magnet in either Spanish or English. The magnet is designed to be put on refrigerators and / or the washing machines to reinforce key safety messages, such as, “separate worker clothes from family clothes before washing. Spanish 735E11002 or English 735E11003
Project LEAF brochure Spanish 735F11001 (PDF) (2 pp, 462K) or English 735F11002 (PDF) (2 pp, 461K) - is an 8.5 inch by 11 inch, colored brochure in either Spanish or English. Includes key messages of the LEAF training and features a box next to key messages for checking off when the activity has become part of the household routine. Spanish 735F11001 or English 735F11002
Project LEAF CD radio programs - Spanish 735C11001 is a CD with 5 one minute messages in Spanish. The radio public service announcements feature the Soto family discussing how they plan to reduce pesticide exposure in their home and workplace. Spanish 735C11001
Pesticide Handlers
EPA Number
A Guide to Heat Stress in Agriculture Handbook - 56 pages, 8 ½ by 11 inch. 750-B-92-001
English
Pesticide Handlers and the Worker  Protection Standard - Video and CD - Pesticide safety training for pesticide applicators, mixers, loaders and handlers of pesticides and equipment. Satisfies the training requirements of the Worker Protection Standard. Produced by Michigan State University Extension. 735-V-96-001 English 
735-V-96-001S Spanish
305-C-04-002
Protect Yourself from Pesticides - Guide for Pesticide Handlers Handbook - 100 pages, 8 ½ by 11 inch, English guide for training applicators, mixers, loaders and other pesticide handlers under the EPA Worker Protection Standard. 735-B-93-002
English
Protejase de los Pesticidas- Guia para los que Manejan Pesticidas Handbook - 100 pages, 8 ½ by 11 inch, Spanish guide for training applicators, mixers, loaders and other pesticide handlers under the EPA Worker Protection Standard. 735-B-94-001
Health Providers
EPA Number
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning 6th Edition - 272 pages, 8 ½ by 11 inch guide healthcare providers a quick reference resource for the best toxicology and treatment information for patients with pesticide exposures.   735-K-13-001
English
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning 5th Edition - 236 pages, 8 ½ by 11 inch guide for health professionals on the health hazards of pesticides and recommendations for treatment of poisonings and injuries (primarily acute effects) of pesticides. 735-R-98-003
English
Reconocimiento Y Manejo de los Envenenamientos por los Pesticidas - 251 pages, 8 ½ by 11 inch guide for health professionals on the health hazards of pesticides and recommendations for treatment of poisonings and injuries (primarily acute effects) of pesticides. 735-R-98-004
Spanish
Pesticides and National Strategies for Health Care  Providers: Workshop Proceedings 735-R-98-001
Pesticide Safety
EPA Number
Guidance Manual for Selecting Protective Clothing for Agricultural Pesticides Operations 736-B-94-001
Guide for Pesticide Handlers 735-B-94-001 English
National Dialogue on the WPS, Part 1
Transcripts of the Public Meetings
735-R-97-001
Dialogo Nacional Acerca de las Normas de Proteccion 
para el Trabajador, Primera Parte

Tomo Uno: Transcripciones de las Vistas Publicas
735-R-98-002
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: 
Respirators
****735-F-93-001
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: 
Clothing Layers for added Protection
****735-F-93-002
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: 
Inspecting, Maintaining, & Replacing PPE
****735-F-93-003
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: 
Avoiding Heat Stress
****735-F-93-004
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: 
Coveralls, Gloves, & Other Skin Protection
****735-F-93-005
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: 
Protective Eyewear
****735-F-93-006
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: 
Brush-up on Covering Up
****735-F-93-007
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: 
Choosing Chemical-Resistant PPE
****735-F-93-008
Pesticide Safety Bingo 906-K-99-001
Protecting Agricultural Workers From Pesticides  735-F-98-035
Protect Yourself from Pesticides - Flip Chart Safety Training For Agricultural Workers ***SM-48
**FC100 or FC198
Quick Reference Guide to the 1992 Worker: Protection Standard 735-H-93-003
Radio Pesticidas - Six audio tapes, with booklet on how to use this with radio stations and in educational outreach efforts. Mini dramas about key pesticide issues in the field and at home, approximately 2-3 minutes each for radio and educational outreach to farmworkers 735-U-97-001 Spanish
Worker Protection Standard Catalog: Materials Developed By EPA, States, Other Organizations 735-B-94-002
Worker Protection Standard Training: 
Worker Verification Cards
735-F-95-001B
Be Safe with Pesticides (Poster) 735-H-92-002

Contact Information

AFOP 
Association of Farmworker Opportunity 
Program 
703-528-4141
NCFH 
National Center for Farmworker 
Health 
512-328-7682
* EPA National Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center
1-888-663-2155
Fax: 1-913-551-7270
email: agcenter@epa.gov
NSCEP 
National Service Center for
Environmental Publications

1-800-490-9198
Fax: 301-604-3408
email: nscep@bps-lmit.com
OPP/FEAD/CWPB **
US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
Field and External Affairs Division 
Certification Worker Protection Branch 
Tele: 703-305-7666
  ***  University of Florida 
353-392-4721
**** Cornell University
607-255-2090

Ordering Information

If you are seeking a document listed above that is not provided on EPA's Internet site, you can order that document at the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP). You can order EPA Publications online or by telephone at 1-800-490-9198 or fax at 301-604-3408. Please be sure to note the document title when ordering from NSCEP.

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