Safety and Environment Courses

Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
As information moves more easily in todays society with internet, newspapers, television, etc. many people believe cancer rates in humans are on the rise regardless of the type or cancer. This web cast seminar looks at the safety of pesticides and their impact on the human health. The basics of pesticides will be examined and compared to other substances we consume or use everyday. Also discussed are ways an applicator can reduce exposure to pesticides.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
An overview of how a pesticide is taken from the lab to the market. Pesticide development is a long, expensive process and must jump many hurdles in order to make it to market. Join Tim Garner as he looks at the steps in developing a pesticide. Realize how the registration process ensures that the public, applicator and the environment are protected with the testing that is required.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape, Forestry and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Rinsate water when cleaning your sprayer is a huge concern for pesticide applicators. We need to clean our sprayers, yet how to we dispose of the rinsate in an environmentally friendly way. Join Tom Wolf as he talks about a new alternative when dealing with rinsate, Biobeds.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Join Vivianne Servant as she reviews the following documents and presents the findings in this informative web cast. - Alberta Biomonitoring Program (2005): Surveys and blood samples taken to establish the magnitude of women’s exposure to environmental contaminants during pregnancy in all regions of Alberta - Canadian Health Measures Survey (2007-2009): study to provide benchmark data (surveys, blood and urine tests) of Canadians across Canada on indicators of environmental exposures - Agricultural Health Study (1993-2013): Tracking health and pesticide exposure of 89,000 farmers and commercial applicators and their spouses in the U.S.
Category:

Safety and environment
Class:

Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape, Forestry
Credits:
1
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
The Department of Environment has monitored the occurrence of pesticides in surface water and drinking water for a number of years at many sites throughout Alberta. This presentation discusses the results of this monitoring and the implications this has on the quality of the water in Alberta. In addition, limited monitoring on pesticide residues in rainwater and air are discussed.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
It is important to understand the hazards associated with handling pesticides. Many things that are common sense to an experienced applicator are overlooked when training new applicators. This seminar will look at developing a hazard assessment and rating the risks associated with handling pesticides.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Pesticide storage is an important aspect of being a pesticide applicator. It is important to store your pesticides correctly. This web cast reviews some of the basic concepts to follow when storing pesticides. Many of the rules and regulations of pesticide storage are easy to compile with such as signage and organization. Take this one hour web cast to update your knowledge on pesticide storage so that you store your pesticides properly and safely.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Alberta water strategy; pesticide use in Alberta; Agronomic and environmental considerations; Pesticides characteristics and fate in the environment.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Forestry, Landscape, and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
The world of soil microorganisms is an untapped world for all kinds of potential uses in the future with pesticide degradation being one of them. Many pesticides require residual qualities in order to do their job but there is a fine balance between being residual and causing environmental damage. This web cast seminar looks at factors in the soil that influence pesticide residues and degradation and look at ways in which we as pesticide applicators can help to assist pesticide degradation before it leaches into the subsoil or groundwater
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Aquatic, Industrial, Forestry, Landscape and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Unfortunately, we are seeing minute amounts of pesticides in our surface waters. One of the herbicides, 2,4-D is showing up in surface waters due to its large usage in the area of weed control. Is it having a detrimental effect on amphibians and other wildlife in an aquatic environment. This web cast seminar looks at some of the latest research on the sublethal effects of 2,4-D on amphibians and wildlife.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
As Pesticide Applicators, we are continually exposed to pesticides. Many of our pesticides may either an immediate serious effect if we contact it or may have a long term effect as a chronic exposure. With today's personal protective equipment, it is easy to limit your exposure to pesticides during mixing and loading, application and clean-up. Choosing the correct and appropriate equipment is important. This seminar looks at the equipment available, materials and features of safety equipment. Laundering of protective equipment is also discussed.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Category:

Safety and environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Many pesticide applicators spend longs days and many days in a row combatting pests. With our short growing season in many parts of Canada it forces applicators to work hard, long and fast. Join Tim as he discusses the facts, causes, consequences, effects and signs of fatigue. Also will be discussed how to get a better sleep and what employers and employees can do to reduce fatigue and therefore reduce mistakes and accidents
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
The Agricultural Health Study (AHS) is a prospective study of cancer and other health outcomes in a cohort of licensed pesticide applicators and their spouses from Iowa and North Carolina. The AHS began in 1993 with the goal of answering important questions about how agricultural, lifestyle and genetic factors affect the health of farmers and commercial applicators. The study is a collaborative effort involving investigators from National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
The Presentations examine incidents that occurred resulting in significant human and animal health, environmental (eg. bee kills), property damage issues that could have been eliminated if the applicator had undertaken to provide notification to adjacent landowners and bystanders. Notification can be as simple as a 5minute call, an email with a factsheet on spraying etc. to ensure neighbors are aware that spraying is going to occur and to provide some simple steps they can take to eliminate an incident should drift or off-site movement of the pesticide occur.