Pesticide Safety Information Series (PSIS)

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DPR's Worker Health and Safety Branch developed the Pesticide Safety Information Series (PSIS) leaflets primarily as a training aid for employees. California regulations require these documents to be part of pesticide handler and field worker training. There are two leaflet series: The "A" series covers agricultural settings and the "N" series covers non-agriculture settings. All leaflets are in PDF format in English, Spanish and Punjabi.

2015 UPDATES: DPR has revised the PSIS leaflets with updated graphics and formatting. The contents of A-10 and N-10 have been moved to A-6 and N-6, which were removed by previous updates. The contents of A-11 have been moved to A-10. A-11 and N-10 have been deleted since their contents moved. Also, the Proposition 65 list of pesticides known by the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity has been updated.

Entire Pesticide Safety Information Series ("A" and "N" Series)

In English, PDF (7.4 mb)      En Español, PDF (6.2 mb)      In Punjabi, PDF (7.6 mb)


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A Series:

According to Title 3, California Code of Regulations section 6000, agriculture includes fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, animal feed and forage crops, rangeland and pasture, seed crops, fiber crops such as cotton, oil crops such as safflower, trees grown for lumber and wood products, commercially-grown nursery stock, Christmas trees, ornamentals and cut flowers, and turf grown commercially for sod. This excludes livestock, poultry and fish.
Index Pesticide Safety Information Series—Agricultural Settings, PDF (94 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (69 kb)      In Punjabi, PDF (73 kb)
PSIS A-1 Working Safely with Pesticides on Farms, PDF (876 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (646 kb)      In Punjabi, PDF (1.7 mb)
PSIS A-2 Storing, Moving and Disposing of Pesticides on Farms, PDF (314 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (240 kb)       In Punjabi, PDF (636 kb)
PSIS A-3 Closed Systems, Enclosed Cabs, Water-Soluble Packaging on Farms, PDF (451 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (306 kb)      In Punjabi, PDF (740 kb)
PSIS A-4 First Aid, PDF (444 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (464 kb)      In Punjabi, PDF (297 kb)
PSIS A-5 Protecting Yourself from Breathing Pesticides on Farms, PDF (353 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (259 kb)      In Punjabi, PDF (637 kb)
PSIS A-6 Safety Rules for Minimal Exposure Pesticides on Farms, PDF (390 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (277 kb)      In Punjabi, PDF (687 kb)
PSIS A-7 Washing Pesticide Work Clothing, PDF (393 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (284 kb)      In Punjabi, PDF (671 kb)
PSIS A-8 Safety Rules for Pesticide Handlers on Farms, PDF (658 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (407 kb)     In Punjabi, PDF (394 kb)
PSIS A-9 Pesticide Safety Rules for Farmworkers, PDF (555 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (577 kb)     In Punjabi, PDF (558 kb)
PSIS A-10 Rules for Medical Care When Handlers Use Organophosphates and Carbamates, PDF (345 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (248 kb)     In Punjabi, PDF (616 kb)


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N Series:

Non-Agricultural Settings

According to Title 3, California Code of Regulations section 6000, non-agriculture settings include industrial sites such as factories, processing plants, and packinghouses, and post-harvest commodity fumigations; institutional sites use such as restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals, office buildings, and libraries; landscaping; structural pest control; and veterinary prescriptions. Non-agriculture settings also include vector control (Food and Ag. Code section 11408(e)).
Index Pesticide Safety Information Series — Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF (121 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (97 kb)      In Punjabi, PDF (98 kb)
PSIS N-1 Working Safely with Pesticides in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF (867 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (626 kb)     In Punjabi, PDF (1.6 mb)
PSIS N-2 Storing, Moving and Disposing of Pesticides in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF (345 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (242 kb)      In Punjabi, PDF (620 kb)
PSIS N-3 Closed Systems, Enclosed Cabs, Water-Soluble Packaging in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF (455 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (302 kb)     In Punjabi, PDF (754 kb)
PSIS N-4 First Aid, PDF (432 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (449 kb)     In Punjabi, PDF (1.1 mb)
PSIS N-5 Protecting Yourself from Breathing Pesticides in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF (340 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (244 kb)     In Punjabi, PDF (623 kb)
PSIS N-6 Safety Rules for Minimal Exposure Pesticides in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF (452 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (311 kb)     In Punjabi, PDF (695 kb)
PSIS N-7 Washing Pesticide Work Clothing, PDF (381 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (269 kb)     In Punjabi, PDF (659 kb)
PSIS N-8 Safety Rules for Pesticide Handlers in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF (511 kb) (Rev. 09/15)
En Español, PDF (290 kb)     In Punjabi, PDF (292 kb)

For content questions, contact:
Kevin Solari
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 323-7614
E-mail: Kevin.Solari@cdpr.ca.gov