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AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION PROGRAM NATIONAL ASSESSMENT &
PESTICIDE WORKER SAFETY WORKSHOP
MARRIOTT CRYSTAL GATEWAY
SALONS V & VI – ARLINGTON BALLROOM
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia (703/920-3230)

MARCH 19-21, 2003

March 19 - AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION WORKER PROTECTION PROTECTION - NATIONAL PROGRAM ASSESSMENT

8:30

Welcome - Introductions - The Why and How of the Assessment
9:00 General Findings
ENFORCEMENT
9:30

Enforcement Realities: A Panel Discussion (Jack Neylan, Jeaneanne Gettle - EPA HQ & Region 4, Dale Dubberly - Florida Department of Agriculture, Shelley Davis - Farmworker Justice Fund)

10:45 Break
11:00 Discussion/Public Exchange
12:00 Lunch
1:00

Enforcement Program Element Review - Daniel Palmer, EPA

1:30 Discussion / Public Exchange
ASSESSMENT WORKGROUP REPORTS
2:00 General Training Workgroup Report
2:35 National Train-the-Trainer Workgroup Report
3:15 Break
3:30 Hazard Communication Workgroup Report
4:10 Discussion / Public Exchange
FUTURE IMPLEMENTATION
4:25 Recommendations for the National Worker Protection Program
4:45 Discussion / Public Exchange
5:00 Summary / Wrap Up
MARCH 20 – PESTICIDE WORKER SAFETY WORKSHOP
8:30 Welcome - Introductions -Workshop Purpose
PROCESS TRANSPARENCY
8:45 Introduction to Benefits Assessment and the Risk Management Process
9:00 Benefits Assessment Process
9:45 Discussion / Public Exchange
10:15 Break
10:30 Probabilistic Worker Risk Assessment, An International Life Sciences Institute Project - Mary Mitchell, Health Canada
10:45 Risk Management Process
11:30 Discussion / Public Exchange
12:00 Lunch
DEMOGRAPHICS
1:00 National Agricultural Workers Survey - Daniel Carroll, U.S. Department of Labor
ENGINEERING CONTROLS
1:30 Closed Transfer Systems - Andy Kosiak, Sotera
1:40 Personal Protective Equipment - International Safety Equipment Association
1:50 Engineering Control Technology for Pesticide Application - Andrew Landers, Cornell University
2:20 Robotics in Orchards - Fran Pierce, Center for Precision Agricultural Systems, Washington State University
2:45 Discussion / Public Exchange
3:15 Break
COMPETENCY STANDARDS
3:30 Professional Aerial Applicators Support System - Doug Smith, National Association of Aerial Applicators
3:55 Binational Core Applicator Exam - Lorin Rubbert, Canadian Aerial Applicator
4:20 Mexico Train-the-Trainer Project - Richard Herrett, Agricultural Research Institute / Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
4:40 Discussion / Public Exchange
5:00 Summary / Wrap Up
MARCH 21 – PESTICIDE WORKER SAFETY WORKSHOP
TRAINING AND COMMUNICATION
8:30 Serving America's Farmworkers Everywhere: SAFE - Jacqueline DeCarlo, Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, WendyLord, Development Corporation of Maine
8:50 San Luis Obispo County Farm Worker Safety Initiative - Sandra Sarrous, ECOSLO, Sue Edmiston, California Department of Pesticide Regulation
9:15 Broadcast Media and Pesticide Safety Programs - Arturo Vasquez, Hispanic Radio Network
9:35 Farmworker Health and Safety Institute - Teresa Niedda, FHSI
10:15 Break
HEALTH CARE
10:30 Migrant Clinicians’ Network Programs - Amy Liebman, Migrant Clinicians Network
10:50 Health Care Provider Initiative - National Environmental Education & Training Foundation - Leyla McCurdy, National Environmental Education & Training Foundation
RESEARCH
11:10 Take-Home Pesticide Exposure Among Agricultural Workers and Their Children: A Community Intervention Project - Gloria Coronado, Fred Hutchinson, Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
11:30 Discussion / Public Exchange
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Cholinesterase Monitoring - Dr. Matthew Keifer, University of Washington
1:30 Agricultural Health Study - Dr. Michael Alavanja, National Institutes of Health
2:00 Farm Family Exposure Study - John Acquavella, Monsanto Company
2:30 Farmworker Health and Safety Issues - Shiela Zahm, National Institutes of Health (Invited)
3:00 Discussion / Public Exchange
3:30 Summary / Wrap Up

 

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