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Pesticide Safety Miniposter: Protecting Yourself1

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

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To properly apply pesticides, a technician must be aware of the personal protective equipment, or PPE, required for the application. This poster introduces new pest control technicians to different types of PPE they may be required to wear during a pesticide application or pest management inspection. There is a wide array of examples of PPE on the poster, with quick response (QR) codes that direct smartphones to short, online videos explaining PPE for each area of the body (head, eyes, face, mouth, hands and arms, torso and feet). This poster will serve as a valuable training tool for new technicians and a refresher tool for pest managers.

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This document is ENY-2010, one of a series of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date August 2012. Reviewed September 2018. Visit the EDIS website at


R. W. Baldwin, assistant professor; S. K. (Larrick) Hill, graduate assistant; Philip Koehler, endowed professor; J. C. Medley, communications specialist; Department of Entomology and Nematology; 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.