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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 487
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F.S. 487.1585
487.1585 Duties of licensee with respect to unlicensed applicators and mixer-loaders and field workers.
(1) Each licensed applicator shall provide to each unlicensed applicator or mixer-loader working under his or her direct supervision adequate instruction and training so that the applicator or mixer-loader understands the safety procedures required for the pesticides that will be used. The applicator or mixer-loader shall be given this training before handling restricted-use pesticides. This training shall be set forth by the department by rule and shall include, but not be limited to, the safety procedures to be followed as specified on the label; the safety clothing and equipment to be worn; the common symptoms of pesticide poisoning; the dangers of eating, drinking, or smoking while handling pesticides; and where to obtain emergency medical treatment. No licensee shall be permitted to provide direct supervision to more than 15 unlicensed applicators or mixer-loaders at any given time.
(2) Prior to the entry of workers into a field, it shall be the responsibility of the licensed applicator to assure that the workers’ direct supervisor provides an oral statement to the workers, in language understood by the workers, of the warning contained on the pesticide label with respect to any pesticides that have been used within a 48-hour period. 5, 15, ch. 82-167; ss. 27, 37, ch. 92-115; s. 478, ch. 97-103.