Journal of Pesticide Safety Education

Volume 1


Journal of Pesticide Safety Education, 1999, Volume 1, Pages 1-6

Personal Protective Equipment Displays for County Extension Service Programs

Monte P. Johnson, Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY,

Elizabeth P. Easter, Professor, Department of Textiles, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY,

Personal protective equipment (PPE) displays are valuable assets to Cooperative Extension Service programs such as farm safety and pesticide applicator training. Consequently, the goals of this project were to provide county Cooperative Extension Service (CES) offices with PPE display materials and to survey county CES agents concerning pesticide safety programs. Survey results showed that most county Extension agents provide pesticide safety training primarily through private pesticide applicator training. Agents indicated that more training materials were needed. The PPE displays will be used for private pesticide applicator training, office displays and field days. Pesticide safety issues were found to be increasing in significance.

KEYWORDS: applicator, extension, education, pesticide, safety, training