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1 Interactive Safety Survey MSU Pesticide Education Program 2010

2 How many years have you been applying pesticides? 1. 5 years or less 2. 5 – 10 years – 20 years 4. Over 20 years 0 of 32

3 Compare yourself to previous surveys across Montana. According to 2009 surveys, Montana’s private applicators are very experienced. Over 66% of the private applicators surveyed had over 10 years experience. According to 2009 surveys, Montana’s private applicators are very experienced. Over 66% of the private applicators surveyed had over 10 years experience.

4 Which chemical do you primarily use? 1. Glyphosate 2. Chlorpyrifos 3. Carbaryl 4. 2, 4-D 5. Picloram 6. Aminopyralid 7. Other herbicides 8. Other insecticides

5 Compare yourself to previous surveys across Montana. 75% of applicators surveyed indicated the chemical they primarily used was either 2,4-D, picloram, or glyphosate. 1 out of every 3 applicators surveyed predominantly used 2,4-D. 75% of applicators surveyed indicated the chemical they primarily used was either 2,4-D, picloram, or glyphosate. 1 out of every 3 applicators surveyed predominantly used 2,4-D.

6 Do you wear gloves when mixing pesticides? Wear gloves while mixing. 2. Do not wear gloves while mixing.

7 Compare yourself to previous surveys across Montana. Most (94%) surveyed wore gloves while mixing pesticides. Gloves should always be worn while mixing pesticides. Most (94%) surveyed wore gloves while mixing pesticides. Gloves should always be worn while mixing pesticides.

8 Do you wear PPE that is required on the product label while applying pesticides? 0 of Wear recommended PPE while applying pesticides 2. Do not wear recommended PPE while applying pesticides 3. When spraying I did not know what was recommended on the product label.

9 Compare yourself to previous surveys across Montana. 47% of applicators do not wear required PPE. 47% of applicators do not wear required PPE. 1 in 10 applicators do not even know the product label requirements on PPE. 1 in 10 applicators do not even know the product label requirements on PPE.

10 Have you had a spill during the mixing or applying of pesticides in the field? 1. Yes 2. No

11 One out of four applicators surveyed had a pesticide spill at some point in their career. One out of four applicators surveyed had a pesticide spill at some point in their career. Compare yourself to previous surveys across Montana.

12 Have you repaired your spray equipment while making an application? 1. Yes 2. No

13 Compare yourself to previous surveys across Montana. 89% of applicators surveyed had breakdowns in the field. Always plan on breakdowns and minimize exposure while repairing spray equipment while wearing proper PPE. 89% of applicators surveyed had breakdowns in the field. Always plan on breakdowns and minimize exposure while repairing spray equipment while wearing proper PPE.

14 Have you smoked or taken a pinch of chew during a pesticide application? 1. Yes 2. No 0 of 32

15 Compare yourself to previous surveys across Montana. 1/5 applicators surveyed smoked or chewed during application of pesticides in Montana. Chewing and smoking while applying pesticides increases exposure to pesticides and may result in pesticide poisoning. 1/5 applicators surveyed smoked or chewed during application of pesticides in Montana. Chewing and smoking while applying pesticides increases exposure to pesticides and may result in pesticide poisoning.

16 Have you eaten during the mixing or application of pesticides? 1. Yes 2. No 0 32

17 Compare yourself to previous surveys across Montana. Alarmingly, 25% of applicators surveyed ingested food while applying pesticides without washing hands prior! This increases exposure dramatically and may be extremely dangerous. This may lead to acute or chronic pesticide poisoning. Alarmingly, 25% of applicators surveyed ingested food while applying pesticides without washing hands prior! This increases exposure dramatically and may be extremely dangerous. This may lead to acute or chronic pesticide poisoning.

18 Did you remove gloves while repairing equipment? 1. Removed gloves while repairing equipment. 2. Wore gloves while repairing equipment. 3. Never wore gloves to begin with. 4. Gloves were not recommended on the product label. 0 32

19 Compare yourself to previous surveys across Montana. 70% of all applicators surveyed removed gloves at some point in their career while repairing spray equipment. 70% of all applicators surveyed removed gloves at some point in their career while repairing spray equipment. 9% never wore gloves to begin with. 9% never wore gloves to begin with.

20 Have you ever been effected by pesticides? 1. No 2. Yes, mild Symptoms 3. Yes, missed Work 4. Yes, went to Dr.

21 Compare yourself to previous surveys across Montana. 31% of private applicators surveyed have been at least mildly poisoned by pesticides. Always minimize bad habits while wearing recommended PPE to minimize exposure. 31% of private applicators surveyed have been at least mildly poisoned by pesticides. Always minimize bad habits while wearing recommended PPE to minimize exposure.

22 Contact Save session and send to MSU PEP. More information regarding statewide surveys can be obtained at: MSU Pesticide Education Program 119 Linfield Hall Montana State University Bozeman, MT (406)


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