A combination of program news and news feeds from various agricultural, environmental and safety resources referencing pesticides and pest management.
A short course for Virginia vocational agriculture teachers with instruction associated with pesticide safety, environmental protection, occupational safety, and legal compliance. Credits will be available for Virginia state pesticide applicator certification license recertification (Cat 3A, 10, 90, 91) and for teacher license renewal.
This year's VIRGINIA PESTICIDE SAFETY EDUCATORS WORKSHOP will be held at the HOTEL ROANOKE on SEPTEMBER 4-5, 2013. Agents and specialists who have dedicated time to the pesticide safety education plan of work should attend.
OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard is now aligned with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. This update to the Hazard Communication Standard provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. The first deadline in the implementation phase is December 1, 2013. This is the date by which employers must train workers on the new label elements and safety data sheet.
Virginia Cooperative Extension has announced the availability of a free online training and testing program (Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, FACT)
A list of pesticide waste disposal programs scheduled by VDACS for SW Virginia this year (2013).