Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is the first line of defense in protecting the applicator from harm.
Proper selection, handling, and maintenance of PPE is an essential part of that defense system.
In this course, you will be introduced to the variety of equipment that will protect you against pesticide exposure.
You will practice choosing the appropriate equipment based on label information, and learn how to inspect, clean and maintain, and dispose of PPE safely.
This course is the sixth in a series that is intended to help you prepare for the Oregon pesticide certification exams.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
To earn pesticide recertification credits, this ODA-approved course must be completed in the following order:
This course is self-paced and does not have an instructor.
This online course is approved for Oregon Department of Agriculture's pesticide applicator recertification credit.
The following courses are also currently approved by ODA's Pesticide Certification and license renewal:
Kaci Buhl is an Associate Professor of Practice at Oregon State University (OSU). She coordinates the Statewide Pesticide Safety Education Program, working to educate professional pesticide applicators. On the national level, Ms. Buhl is the Deputy Director of the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative, which creates pesticide manuals, exams, and other resources for professionals. She studied integrated pest management (IPM) at Michigan State University and previously coordinated the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC).