Workplace Safety/Industrial Hygiene
DPR's industrial hygienists evaluate pesticide products and labeling and recommend control methods, when needed, to provide adequate protection for pesticide users and others who may be exposed. Our industrial hygienists conduct workplace safety evaluations and onsite monitoring consultations following exposure incidents. They also work with county agricultural commissioners to develop safety measures applicable to pesticide application. They consult with growers, handlers, industry, worker advocates, and private citizens on matters of engineering controls, administrative controls (for example, personal protective equipment, and airborne monitoring methods).
- American Board of Industrial Hygiene - What is an industrial hygienist?
- County agricultural commissioners - Primary enforcement for State pesticide laws and regulations
- Restricted entry intervals - Requirements for re- entry to treated areas
- Heat stress - Worker safety in hot environments
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Chemical specific information
- Engineering controls - Methods to reduce worker exposures by modifying the work environment.
- Personal protective equipment - Devices worn by workers to protect against hazards.
- National Ag Safety Database (NASD) - agricultural health, safety, and injury prevention materials for the agricultural community
- Injury and Illness Prevention Program eTools - Department of Industrial Relations, Cal/OSHA
For content questions, contact:
Emma R. Colson, CIH
3077 Fite Circle
Sacramento, CA 95827