Pesticide Safety

Approximately 75% of pesticide usage occurs in Agriculture​

WHMIS Resources

What is Pesticide Safety?

Pest = A troublesome or destructive animal, insect, plant, or mold
Pesticide = A product used to kill or control pests.

A Pesticide Applicator must be certified and follow the specific regulation requirements for the storage, mixing, loading, applying, equipment used, personal hygiene, as well as product / substance specific requirements.

Pesticides have their own regulations and rules for usage, labels, warnings etc., they are not part of WHMIS Regulations. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is used for all other hazardous materials in the workplace.

An employer must ensure that a worker or applicator who mixes, loads or applies a moderately or very toxic pesticide for use in a workplace or who cleans or maintains equipment used in the operations must hold a valid pesticide applicators certificate.

Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use Risk Assessment
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Pesticide Use Safe Work Practice
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Pesticide Use Competency Checklist
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Pesticide Use Storage Log
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Pesticide Use Emergency Procedures
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Pesticide Use Responsibilities
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Employee Check-off Log | General
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Pesticide Use for TFWs
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    *Note: AgSafe BC does not offer Pesticide Applicators courses, please use the link to the Government of BC above to find a provider.

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    Chemical Storage


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    Pesticide Warning


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    Deadly Fumigant Gas


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    Standard Practices for Pesticide Applicators


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    Code of Good Practice for Working with Pesticides


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