Agriculture, forestry and fishing Workplace exposures

New website offers pesticide safety information

San Francisco – A new project from the California Poison Control System allows farm workers and community health professionals to access pesticide safety information on a mobile device.

The Pesticide Safety Project is a mobile-optimized website that features Spanish-language videos, public service announcements and links to resources. Topics covered include signs and symptoms of pesticide exposure, measures workers can take to protect themselves, and how to report a possible exposure.

The project was funded by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of California, Davis.