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Pesticide Safety Miniposter: Pesticide Emergencies1

R. W. Baldwin, S. K. Hill, Philip Koehler, J. C. Medley, and W. Walker2

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This poster introduces new pest control technicians to the general actions to be taken in the event of pesticide exposure. Technicians learn to recognize symptoms of exposure as they watch videos linked to the quick response (QR) codes on the poster. The videos detail general first aid steps to undertake until medical help arrives after a pesticide exposure. This poster will serve as a valuable training tool for new technicians as they learn about pesticide safety, and will be a good refresher tool for pesticide applicators.

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This document is ENY-916, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date August 2012. Reviewed September 2015. Visit the EDIS website at


R. W. Baldwin, assistant professor; S. K. Hill, graduate assistant; Philip Koehler, endowed professor; J.C. Medley, communications specialist; Entomology and Nematology Department; and W. Walker, senior pest control technician, Department of Housing and Residence Education; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

Use pesticides safely. Read and follow directions on the manufacturer's label.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.