Core Level Module 8 - Personal Protection for the Applicator and Worker (1.25 Core credits in NY)



Pesticides can enter the body through the skin, the eyes, the mouth, and the lungs.The most common cause of pesticide poisoning for applicators is through skin contact. Some pesticides enter the body through the skin quite readily. Concentrates can be especially dangerous. Some parts of the body absorb pesticides extremely fast and need extra protection. Two such areas are the head and the scrotum. Most of a pesticide spilled on your skin is absorbed in the first few minutes. If any pesticide is spilled on you, wash it off immediately. It is best to avoid direct contact with pesticides by wearing the proper protective clothing. The pesticide label will tell you what protective equipment is necessary.

Students completing this module will:

  • Understand the importance of personal protective equipment worn during pesticide application.
  • Understand why there are different fabrics and materials used to protect applicators and how they differ.
  • Learn the importance of and method for layering protective clothing.
  • Learn the basics of respirators and their use.

Successful completion of this module will earn New York State DEC certified applicators 1.25 Core recertification credits.

*If you are certified in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or West Virginia, check the appropriate state-specific credit information page under the "Store Menu" to confirm approval and recertification credit values.

*Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont have approved all DLC courses and awards the same credits as New York.

Price: $37.50