§ 128.51. Training program.

 (a)  A pesticide application technician shall obtain instruction in, and possess adequate knowledge of, the proper use and handling of pesticides. The training program must include:

   (1)  Those areas of knowledge described in section 16.2 of the act (3 P. S. §  111.36b).

     (i)   Identification of pests relative to job responsibility.

     (ii)   The proper use of pesticides and use of application equipment, including calibration and maintenance equipment used on the job.

     (iii)   Protective clothing and respiratory equipment required during the application and handling of pesticides.

     (iv)   Transportation and disposal of pesticides used in and around the workplace.

     (v)   Applicable State and Federal regulations as they affect the work assignments.

   (2)  Spill handling.

   (3)  Human health and environmental effects.

   (4)  Safety and security.

 (b)  The technician training program shall include a sufficient level of on-the-job training to allow the technician to competently perform the functions associated with an application of pesticides in which the technician is anticipated to be involved.

 (c)  A technician is not permitted to make a pesticide application using techniques, pesticides or equipment not included in his training.

 (d)  A technician shall undergo annual training to assure that his knowledge is adequate for satisfactory completion of his work related duties.

 (e)  A certified applicator with at least 1 year experience in the categories in which the technician is to be trained shall be responsible for administering the training program. This person shall develop a training program which includes the appropriate level of training needed by the technician to satisfactorily complete work related duties subject to disapproval by the Department.


   The provisions of this §  128.51 amended under section 7(b)(2) of the Pennsylvania Pesticide Control Act of 1973 (3 P. S. §  111.27(b)(2)).


   The provisions of this §  128.51 amended December 10, 2010, effective December 11, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 7044. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (305261).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  128.53 (relating to recordkeeping).

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