Online, On-Demand

Course credits: 0.1
Course contact hours: 1.5
Instructor(s): Edward Kasner

Class description

Health and Safety Solutions in Agriculture:

Pesticide Safety Solutions in English

On-demand online course available NOW through 6/30/25

This course is available in English and Spanish  /  Este curso está disponible en inglés y español - para registrarse, vaya a registro de cursos en español

The University of Washington is pleased to announce 3 new online, on-demand courses for agricultural communities. The goal of these courses is to share agricultural solutions on a variety of topics that will improve the health and safety of the workforce in the northwest region. The program brings together an expert line-up of research faculty from the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center and community partners who will cover sexual harassment prevention, heat education and awareness, and pesticide safety.  Each course will include lessons learned, practical resources and ready-to use toolkits for assessing, evaluating, and preventing injuries and illnesses on the farm.

Supported by the Northwest Center of Occupational Health and Safety (NWCOHS) Continuing Education (CE) Program and Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH).

View the course flyer  /  Ver el folleto del curso

Pesticide Safety Solutions

Featured Instructors


Eddie Kasner, PhD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Outreach Director, Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health (PNASH) Center, University of Washington (UW)




Maria Tchong-French, MPH, Research Scientist, PNASH Center, UW



Content Development: Pablo Palmández, MS, Communication Workplace Specialist, PNASH Center, UW, Kit Galvin, MS, CIH, Research Industrial Hygienist, PNASH Center, UW

This course is part of the Health and Safety Solution in Agriculture Community Engagement Online Course Series. You will be introduced to practical solutions for pesticide exposure and safety solutions, including a review of two pesticide safety solution projects, fluorescent tracer techniques and pesticide drift. Last, you will also be introduced to the Bilingual Pesticide Safety Project. This project is led by members of the PNASH team and will explore two mobile applications within the bilingual pesticide safety project and how you can get involved.

Learning Objectives

Participants completing the course should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to find, read, and interpret a pesticide label;
  • Describe how to protect yourself from exposure to insecticides, herbicides, and other pesticides;
  • Define pesticide exposure pathways and potential health effects; and
  • Identify best practices for checking local weather conditions during pesticide applications.

Intended Audience

Employers, Supervisors, Human Resources Managers and Coordinators, Safety Trainers, Safety Professionals, Extension Agents, Community Health Workers, Promotores de Salud, health educators, public health professionals, and staff in community-based organizations.

Continuing Education/Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of the course, UW DEOHS Continuing Education Programs offers a certificate for 1.5 contact hours, 0.1 CEUs continuing education units.


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  2. Complete your registration for this course.
    NOTE: In order to confirm your registration, continue through all of the registration pages, including the payment screen. Payment page must be completed in order to finish your registration and gain access to the course.
  3. Once your registration is processed, you will be emailed a web link and instructions to participate in the course.