EPA’s Office of Pesticides Program (OPP) provides information and guidance for people working with pesticides.
OPP’s Occupational Pesticide Safety and Health Web site contains information about the potential risks of pesticide exposure, pesticide worker protection, certifications, storage and disposal of pesticides, and many additional resources for the public.
- Handbook: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning
Spanish-language version: Manual: Reconocimiento y Manejo de los Envenenmientos or Pesticidas
- Current Agricultural Worker Protection Standard
- How to Get Certified as a Pesticide Applicator
If you suspect pesticide poisoning, note that time is critical with any pesticide poisoning – get immediate help from a local hospital, physician, or poison control center.
If you have additional questions, you can contact the Office of Pesticide Programs.
You may also wish to contact the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), an EPA-sponsored hotline which provides a variety of impartial information on all pesticides. NPIC provides chemical, health and environmental information on the 600+ active ingredients incorporated into over 50,000 different pesticide products, toxicological information, product label information, cleanup and disposal procedures, and general information on the regulations of pesticides in the United States. The NPIC also receives complaints about pesticides and pesticide applications.