Pesticide Recertification Videos

The board of Pesticides Control is please to offer videotapes for pesticide applicator training and rectification through the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Video Library. 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 BPC, 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.

For rental requests, please call the district (207) 947-6622 Ext. 3 or email us at .   The rental fee is $10.50 for 1 week.


Bug     Two Credit Videos

Reducing Your Risk of Exposure

Part 1 (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 2 (45 min) Pesticide handling Technology – Information on mixing and loading systems. that reduce applicator exposure. Recommended for anyone who handles large volumes of pesticide concentrates.

Tape #34-05 Time: 1:30:00

Pesticide Storage Technology

Part 1 (45 min) Basics of Storage – an example 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 2 (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 are against conversion of your old one. (Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, 1988)

Tape #34-07 Time: 1:30:00

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.

Tape #34-15 Time: 1:30:00


bug 2     One Credit Videos

Farm Chemical Safety (4 Parts)

Part I – Farm Chemical Certification. This part introduces you to the reasons for the laws and regulations behind certification and licensing of pesticides applicators.

Part II – Farm Chemical Safety is in Your Hands. A very good review for all pesticide applicators. This section covers the basics of protective clothing and equipment and the reasons for equipment the labelrecommends when handling any pesticide. (National Agricultural Chemical Association)

Part III – Be Prepared Just In Case. This section reminds the pesticide transporter of the do’s and don’ts. This is a very important reminder. (Southern States Video, USDA Office of Transportation)

Part IV – The Material Safety Data Sheet. This part 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.)

Tape #34-09 Time: 59:20

Pesticide Safety for Farm Workers and Non-Certified Users (2 Parts)

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. This section discusses the tape covers label and general pesticide safety including personal protective equipment. (EPA)

Part II – Pesticide Safety for Non-Certified Mixers, Loaders and Applicators. 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. (EPA)

Tape #34-11 Time 60:00

Lawn Weed, Disease and Insect Identification and Control (3 Parts)

Part I – Lawn Weed Identification and Control. This section is a valuable introduction into weed identification. It would be useful for incorporation into an initial training session for lawn care professionals. Proper application techniques and chemical recommendations are also covered. (Professional Lawn Care Assoc. of America)

Part II – Turf Disease Identification and Control. A more advanced section witch covers 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 property diagnose lawn problems.

Part III – Insects of Northern Turf Grasses. This section 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.

Tape #34-13 Time: 60:00

Pesticide Spill Prevention & 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 and transport and the importance of regular check for vehicle and equipment problems. Proper pesticide spill cleanup procedures are also covered.

Tape #34-17

Working with Pesticides – A Videotape Safety Course (4 Parts)

Part I – Safe Storage and Disposal Methods. This video series is tailored for greenhouse, arborist, and turf applicators. Part on 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 are also discussed.

Part II – This part will show the applicator how to reduce 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. Part three explains how every component of the spray system plays an important role when it come to calibration an proper application rates. Mixing procedures for varying formulation types are also covered.

Part IV – Sprayer Operation and Maintenance Guidelines. This section 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.

Tape #34-19 Time: 60:00

Greenhouse Pesticide Safety (2 Parts)

Part I – Pesticide Safety in the Greenhouse. This section will help greenhouse growers meet their righttoknow 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.

Part II – The Material Safety Data Sheet. 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.

Tape #34-21 Time: 40:00

Ground Water Contamination and Safe Chemical Use (2 Parts)

Part I – Safe Chemical Handling. This videotape is a great review of most of the material that is found in the Pesticide Education Manual. Understanding pesticide labels, relative toxicity, material safety data sheets, workers righttoknow, protective equipment and pesticide law are some of the topics covered.

Part II – Ground Water Contamination. This section explains how ground water contamination occurs and how we can prevent it. Subjects covered include: solubility, absorption, persistence, soil factors, geological factors and other factors that have and effect of potential contamination of ground water.

Tape #34-23 Time 40:00