Penobscot County Soil & Water Conservation District
Pesticide Recertification Videos
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We are pleased to offer these videos to you for recertification credits though the Board of Pesticides Control for your applicators license. The videos included in the library should help applicators stay up-to-date with the ever-changing pesticide application world. They may also be valuable to the person who is trying to be come initially certified as a private of commercial pesticide applicator. The pesticide applicator rectification videos are available for personal viewing or for inclusion in a rectification-training meeting. If you have a problem acquiring the required number of rectification credits, and then you may be able to earn them by viewing approved tapes.
You can receive credit for personal viewing of a tape by successfully completing a quiz (score 80% or better) that covers the important areas of each video. The quiz will accompany the tape when you rent it. Once you complete the quiz you must submit it to the Board of Pesticides Control for evaluation. The Board will notify you in writing if you have earned credit. The Board's address is Board of Pesticides Control, State House Station 28, Augusta, ME 04333
Additionally the videotapes can be used to supplement training programs that are sponsored by commercial applicator firm or commodity groups. When the tapes are used during a rectification meeting, the Board requests that a qualified individual be present to answer any questions or discuss the major theme of the video. One hour of credit will be awarded for each 45 minutes of videotape viewed. You cannot receive credit for double viewing. You must wait a minimum of one year to receive credit for watching the same tape a second time. Only two credits for private applicators and commercial operators and three credits for commercial masters and dealers can be obtained per recertification period through this program.
Rental fees for the each video are $10.00 for one week. The video will be mailed to you along with the quiz. Mail the quiz to the BPC and return the video to the District in the envelope provided.
Two Credit Videos
34-05 Reducing Your Risk of Exposure
Part I- (45 Min) Protective Clothing and Equipment - An excellent guide for the farm manager or commercial operator who is responsible for protective equipment purchases. The tape covers everything from the basics (gloves, boots, coveralls, eye protection and respirators) to closed cable filtering systems.
Part II- (45 Min) Pesticide Handling Technology—The most up to date information on mixing and loading systems that reduce applicator exposure. Recommended for anyone who handles large volumes of pesticide concentrates. (Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, 1988)
34-07 Pesticide Storage Technology
Part I- (45 Min) Basics of Storage and examples of Storage Areas Being Used in the Field. This tape should be viewed by anyone storing pesticides. It covers the Federal Laws and Regulations. EPA Recommendations Minimum Standards, and shows the field tours of storage areas at a farm, nursery, pest control firm, and golf course.
Part II - (45 Min) Building a Storage Area. If you plan to build a new storage area or update your existing one, this film leads you through the planning phase to the actual construction. It gives you information on materials and approximate costs, plus it weighs building a new storage area against conversion of your existing building. (Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, 1988)
34-15 Maine Chemical I.D. Law
If you weren’t aware of the Maine Chemical I.D. Law or the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, you will be after viewing this tape. Lance Guerney from the Maine Bureau of Labor Standards, Division of Industrial Safety discusses both laws and how they apply to agricultural and commercial pesticide applicators. Showing the tape to your employees will help satisfy a portion of the training requirements mandated by the laws.
One Credit Videos
34-09 Farm Chemical Safety
Farm Chemical Certification. It’s a Matter of Pride Be Certified. (5:20) A good tape to introduce you to the reasons for the laws and regulations behind certification and licensing of pesticides applicators. (National Agricultural Chemical Association)
Part II- Farm Chemical Safety is in Your Hands. (22 Min) A very good review for all pesticides applicators. This tape covers the basics of protective clothing and equipment and the reasons for equipment the label recommends when handling any pesticide. (National Agricultural Chemical Association)
Part III - Be prepared Just In Case. A Guide to Pesticide Transportation. (12 Min). This tape reminds the pesticide transporter of the do’s and don’ts. Although it is a bit overdone, the message is a very important one. (Southern States Video, USDA Office of Transportation)
Part IV- The material Safety Data Sheet. (20 Min) This tape is useful to the employers that must train their employees on the hazards of the materials they could be exposed to. It could be incorporated into your Hazard Communication Program for compliance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. (Creative Media Development Inc.)
34-11 Pesticide Safety for Farm Workers and Non-Certified Users
Part I- Farm worker Pesticide Safety Program. A video which is useful in training harvesting workers. It would help fulfill the OSHA hazard communication training requirements. The tape covers label comprehension and general pesticide safety including personal protective equipment. A Spanish version is also included on the tape. (EPA IFAS)
Part II- Pesticide Safety for Non-certified Mixers, Loaders, and Applicators (30 Min). If you have non-certified workers that handle pesticides you should use this tape as part of their initial training. It includes information on labels, formulations, proper mixing and loading and personal protective equipment. It also has a Spanish version included on the tape. (EPA IFAS)
34-13 Lawn Weed, Disease and Insect Identification and Control
Part I- Lawn Weed Identification and Control (26 Min). This tape was done in association with Dow Chemical Company. It is a valuable introduction into weed identification. It would be useful for incorporation into an initial training session for lawn care operators. Proper application techniques and chemical recommendations are also covered. (Professional Lawn Care Association of America)
Part II- Turf Disease Identification and Control (17 Min) This is a more advanced tape which touches on all of the turf disease problems common in Maine. The major symptoms are described and the unique characteristics are highlighted. Combined with a good field guide this tape will improve the lawn care specialist’s ability to properly diagnose lawn problems. (Professional Lawn Care Association of America.)
Part III- Insects of Northern Turf Grasses (17 Min). This tape provides an overview of the differences between surface and subsurface feeding insects. Proper control strategies and the life cycles of the most common pests are covered. This is another video which is an excellent introduction for new lawn care personnel. (Professional Lawn Care Association of America)
34-17 Pesticide Spill Prevention and Cleanup
Any pesticide applicator that transports large amounts of pesticide formulations on public roads or uses materials near sensitive areas may benefit from this tape. The presentation covers proper material loading & transport and the importance of regular checks for vehicle and equipment problems. Proper pesticide spill cleanup procedures are also covered.
34-19 Working With Pesticides - A Video Safety Course
Part I - Safe Storage & Disposal Methods (15 Min). This video series is tailored for greenhouse, arborist, and turf applicators. Part one covers the basics of storage and the need to separate materials according to their toxicity category and potential for volatilization. Proper disposal methods for containers, rinsates, unused pesticides and other wastes is also discussed. (Idea Bank Videos)
Part II - Infield Clothing, Equipment & Environmental Safety (15 Min). Part II will show the applicator how to reduce his/her total pesticide exposure and reinforce the importance of minimizing non-target organism exposure from direct spray, drift or premature re-entry.
Part III - Calibrating, Mixing & Applying Pesticides (15 Min). Part three explains how every component of the spray system plays an important role when it comes to calibration and proper application rates. Mixing procedures for varying formulation types are also covered.
Part IV.- Sprayer Operation & Maintenance Guidelines (15 Min). Part four shows the applicator how important equipment maintenance is and how to troubleshoot operational problems. It also gives good tips on cleaners, parts and tools that could help you do a better maintenance job.
34-21 Greenhouse Pesticide Safety
Part I.- Pesticide Safety in the Greenhouse (20 Min.). This video was produced to help greenhouse growers meet their right-to-know training requirements for employees that work in their greenhouses. It covers clothing do’s and don’ts; what to look for on the label; pesticide container storage and disposal; and how to be prepared for pesticide accidents. (Idea Bank Videos)
Part II - The Material Safety Data Sheet (20 Min). This tape is useful to employers that must train their employees on the hazards of the materials they could be exposed to. It could be incorporated into your Hazard Communication Program for compliance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. (Creative Media Development, Inc.)
34-23 Ground Water Contamination and Safe Chemical Use
Part I - Safe Chemical Handling (25 Min). This video tape is a great review of most of the material that is found in the Pesticide Education (Core) Manual. Understanding pesticide labels, relative toxicity of pesticides, material safety data sheets, worker right-to-know, protective equipment and pesticide law are a few of the topics that are discussed.
Part II - Ground Water Contamination (15 Min). This video tape explains how ground water contamination occurs and how we, as members of the agricultural community, can help prevent it. Subjects covered include: solubility, absorption, persistence, soil factors, geological factors and other factors that have an effect on potential contamination of ground water. (D.E.T.A.I.L. Videos, Monsanto)