MALP Educational Meeting – Topic: Proper Pesticide Use & Safety with Derek Shigematsu

Safe use of pesticides, both organic & inorganic, on your projects is not only a requirement but should be your top priority.

Derek will begin by covering the services the Pesticides Branch provides and provide an overview of the program. He will be discussing safe versus unsafe practices for, poisoning and proper storage and transportation. Additional topics will include understanding types & formulations of pesticides, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and proper storage & handling. To conclude, Derek will discuss existing pesticide laws and regulations.

Derek Shigematsu is a pesticide specialist for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

Certification Credits:
Pesticide Credits: 1.5 hours
Certified Arborist: 1.0 hours
LICT Credits: 1.5 hours