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.

2018 UPDATES: DPR has revised the PSIS leaflets for clarity and readability and to reflect recent changes to the Pesticide Worker Safety regulations found in the California Code of Regulations (Title 3. Food and Agriculture). Also, the Proposition 65 list of pesticides known by the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity has been updated. For convenience of printing and posting, A8, A9 and N8 are now available in printer-friendly poster format.


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A Series: Agricultural Settings

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
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS A-1 Working Safely with Pesticides in Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS A-2 Storing, Moving and Disposing of Pesticides in Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS A-3 Closed Mixing Systems, Water-Soluble Packaging, and Enclosed Cabs in Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS A-4 First Aid and Emergency Decontamination, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS A-5 Protecting Yourself From Breathing Pesticides in Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS A-6 Safety Rules for Minimal Exposure Pesticides (MEPs) in Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS A-7 Washing Pesticide Work Clothing, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS A-8 Safety Rules for Pesticide Handlers in Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS A-9 Pesticide Safety Rules for Farmworkers, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS A-10 Extra Medical Care for Handlers Who Use Organophosphates and Carbamates, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF

Printer ready PSIS A Series, PDF. This is a printer-friendly version of the full PSIS A Series, with blank pages inserted for double-sided printing, and fillable text boxes.

Printer ready posters A8, A9. These are printer-friendly poster-size versions of PSIS A8 and A9, with new fillable text boxes. More Info

Tips for printing:

  1. Download the file to your computer.
  2. Open the file and type the appropriate information in the boxes.
  3. Save the file again.
  4. It is now ready to print.

Be sure that the printer knows the finished print size is 20” x 24” for the small posters and 27" x 38" for the large poster.

How to fill in the text boxes:

  1. Download the file to your computer.
  2. Open the file using Adobe Acrobat and fill in the boxes, where appropriate. To type in the boxes, double-click on the line that you would like to type in.
  3. Save the file again. It’s ready to print.



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N Series: Non-Agricultural Settings

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
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS N-1 Working Safely with Pesticides in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS N-2 Storing, Moving, and Disposing of Pesticides in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS N-3 Closed Systems, Water-Soluble Packaging, and Enclosed Cabs in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS N-4 First Aid and Emergency Decontamination, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS N-5 Protecting Yourself From Breathing Pesticides in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS N-6 Safety Rules for Minimal Exposure Pesticides (MEPs) in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS N-7 Washing Pesticide Work Clothing, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF
PSIS N-8 Safety Rules for Pesticide Handlers in Non-Agricultural Settings, PDF
En Español, PDF    In Punjabi, PDF

Printer ready PSIS N Series, PDF. This is a printer-friendly version of the full PSIS N Series, with blank pages inserted for double-sided printing, and fillable text boxes.

Printer ready posters N8. This is a printer-friendly poster-size version of PSIS N8, with new fillable text boxes. More Info

Tips for printing:
  1. Save the PDF file to your computer.
  2. Open the file and fill out the form with required information.
  3. Save the updated file again.
  4. It is now ready to print.
Be sure that the printer knows the finished print size is 20” x 24” for the small posters and 27" x 38" for the large poster.

How to fill in the text boxes:
  1. Download the file to your computer.
  2. Open the file using Adobe Acrobat and fill in the boxes, where appropriate. To type in the boxes, double-click on the line that you would like to type in.
  3. Save the file again. It’s ready to print.



For content questions, contact:
Kevin Solari 
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 445-4222
E-mail: Kevin.Solari@cdpr.ca.gov