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NIOSH 2013 Pesticide Handler Personal Protective Stakeholder Meeting: Motivating Best Personal Protective Equipment Practices

This annual stakeholders meeting facilitates focused communications from key stakeholder groups from around the country on a key public health need to motivate pesticide handlers and pesticide workers to use best pesticide personal protective equipment (PPE) practices. There is a first partial day on March 25th, 2013 (4-6 PM) that is optional. This first day is open to everyone registered and includes informal introductions and discussions of partnering opportunities, as well as, on-going collaborations. On day two, March 26, 2013 (8AM – 6PM), this is the public meeting. In the morning sessions, formal sessions will focus on potential health effects of pesticide exposure, work safety culture, and the use and limitations of storytelling to motivate safer and healthier work practices. Pesticide handlers and pesticide workers will also share their personal stories. The afternoon will be less formal. There will be an update from U.S. EPA. Also, selected stakeholders will showcase unique efforts to improve pesticide PPE practices. There will also be interactive sessions involving an expert panel, in which stakeholders will brainstorm on ways to collaboratively promote wide-spread adoption of best pesticide PPE work practices. The following diverse groups of stakeholders will be represented in the meetings: manufacturers, suppliers, educators, regulators, employee and employer advocates, employers and supervisors and pesticide handlers and workers. The meeting will accommodate 45 stakeholders in-person and several hundreds of stakeholders at 100 locations around the country via β€˜Live Meetings’. Physical location is NIOSH, Patriots Plaza 1, 395 E. Street, S.W., Romm 9000, Washington, DC. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. To register or for more information, please contact Kim Faulkner at or 412-386-6609.

TO VIEW ARCHIVED WEBINARS: Use wW:s5j{8c for the key and the following ID numbers. Introduction (6BKBNT-12); Pesticides, Cancer, & Neurological Issues (6BKBNT-13): Pesticide Handler Safety Culture & Use of Stories to Improve Safety Practices (6BKBNT-14); US EPA Updates/Funded Storytelling Effort/Innovative Methods of Improving PPE Practices (6BKBNT-15); Using Stories to Improve PPE Practices (6BKBNT-16); and Discussion (6BKBNT-17).

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