Pesticide Safety Program
The final meeting of the National Assessment of the Agricultural Worker Protection Program was held in Washington DC, March 19-21, 2003. The agenda is available at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/safety/2003/marchagenda.htm.
The National Strategies for Health Care Providers: Pesticide Initiative National Forum was held in Washington D.C., June 10-11, 2003. A report from the conference is available by contacting the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation (NEETF) http://www.neetf.org/Health/providers/index.shtm. EPA’s Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings is currently available in both English and Spanish.
The Certification and Training Assessment Group has issued its 2003 Progress Report http://pep.wsu.edu/ctag/ProgRpt03.htm a site outside of EPA. Other CTAG draft reports and proposals are available for stakeholder review on the CTAG website http://pep.wsu.edu/ctag/.
The State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) http://aapco.ceris.purdue.edu/doc/sfireg.html
is comprised of State, Federal, Tribal and Association representatives,
and meets periodically to identify and discuss issues related to pesticides
that affect the states. SFIREG provides oral and written comments to EPA’s
Office of Pesticide Programs. The SFIREG Working Committee on Pesticide
Operations & Management (WC/PO&M) develops and reviews issue papers
to be presented to EPA. Both full SFIREG and Working Committee meetings
are open to the public. The next SFIREG WC/PO&M meeting will be held
April 5-6, 2004 at The Edgewater in Seattle, WA. Further information about
this and other upcoming meetings is available at http://aapco.ceris.purdue.edu/.