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Pesticide Safety Miniposter: Labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)

R. W. Baldwin, S. K. Hill, Philip Koehler, J. C. Medley, and P. A. Mitola


Figure 1. Preview image of ENY-918/IN958
Figure 1.  Preview image of ENY-918/IN958



You have heard the phrase, "the label is the law." Pest control technicians need to learn the components of a pesticide label and the information they can find on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). This poster acquaints new pest control technicians with the information they will find on pesticide labels and on MSDSs. The poster has quick response (QR) codes that direct smartphones to short, online videos explaining how to read pesticide labels and MSDSs.

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Publication #ENY-918

Release Date:September 25, 2018

Reviewed At:December 16, 2021

Related Topics

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

Fact Sheet

About this Publication

This document is ENY-918, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date August 2012. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

R. W. Baldwin, assistant professor; S. K. Hill, graduate assistant; Philip Koehler, endowed professor; J. C. Medley, communications specialist; Entomology and Nematology Department; and P. A. Mitola, training specialist, FDACS (Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services); UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


  • Rebecca Baldwin