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Why it is Important to Understand Pesticide Labels & Safety Data Sheets (Por qué es importante comprender las etiquetas de pesticidas y las hojas de datos de seguridad)

Why it is Important to Understand Pesticide Labels & Safety Data Sheets (Por qué es importante comprender las etiquetas de pesticidas y las hojas de datos de seguridad)

*Presented in English with simultaneous translation available in Spanish*
*Presentado en inglés con traducción simultánea disponible en español*

This session is being offered for applicators as well as those who need to gain a better understanding about pesticide labels. EPA-registered pesticide products have a product label, a master label, and a safety data sheet. What do you follow, how do you train your staff, and how do you address consumer’s questions when they inquire about the toxicity of the product you’re using? In this session, we will explain the difference between product and master labeling, information on SDS and training for staff.

Esta sesión se ofrece tanto a los aplicadores como a quienes necesitan comprender mejor las etiquetas de los pesticidas. Los productos pesticidas registrados por la EPA tienen una etiqueta de producto, una etiqueta maestra y una hoja de datos de seguridad. ¿Qué sigue, cómo capacita a su personal y cómo responde a las preguntas de los consumidores cuando preguntan sobre la toxicidad del producto que está usando? En esta sesión, explicaremos la diferencia entre etiquetado de producto y maestro, información sobre SDS y capacitación para el personal.


Janet Hurley is an Extension Program Specialist III with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Ms. Hurley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health from Texas Woman’s University and Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2001, she was hired to oversee a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop the Southwest Technical Resource Center for Schools and oversee the Texas School IPM program for AgriLife Extension.

Janet Hurley es una Especialista de Programa de Extensión III que trabaja en el Servicio de AgriLife Extension de Texas A&M. La Sra. Hurley tiene una Licenciatura en Salud Comunitaria de la Universidad de Mujeres de Texas y una Maestría en Asuntos Públicos de la Universidad de Texas en Dallas. En 2001, fue contratada para supervisar una subvención de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de EE. UU. para desarrollar el Centro de Recursos Técnicos para Escuelas del Sudoeste y supervisar el programa de PMI de escuelas de Texas para AgriLife Extension.


This webinar is free of charge and open to all extension educators, regulators, agencies and centers,
clinicians, industry, commodity groups and other organizations interested in the topic. The webinar will be recorded and posted on along with all other resource materials.

Part of the Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training (PACT) webinar series. The 2020 PACT biennial meeting funded through a Cooperative Agreement between Michigan State University (MSU) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.

The PACT Planning Committee did a great job developing a comprehensive and engaging agenda with several topics that are extremely relevant to COVID-19. As a result, the MSU–EPA Cooperative Agreement will be delivering a series of webinars based on PACT topics over this next year. This provides a unique opportunity for extension educators and other stakeholders to gain knowledge and benefit from the robust agenda developed by the Planning Committee.

The goal of PACT is to improve implementation of Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule (40CFR171) and the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revision (40 CFR170) by state and tribal pesticide programs. This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement X8-83927401 to Michigan State University. Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) and the National Pesticide Safety Education Center (NPSEC) are sub-awardees on the grant.

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