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The 2022 Florida Statutes (including 2022 Special Session A and 2023 Special Session B)

Chapter 487
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F.S. 487.2051
487.2051 Availability of agricultural pesticide information to workers and medical personnel.
(1) An agricultural employer shall make available agricultural pesticide information concerning any agricultural pesticide to a worker:
(a) Who enters an agricultural-pesticide-treated area on an agricultural establishment where:
1. An agricultural pesticide has been applied within 30 days of that entry; or
2. A restricted-entry interval has been in effect; or
(b) Who may be exposed to the agricultural pesticide during normal conditions of use or in a foreseeable emergency.
(2) The agricultural pesticide information provided pursuant to subsection (1) must be in the form of a fact sheet or safety data sheet. The agricultural employer shall provide a written copy of the information provided pursuant to subsection (1) within 2 working days after a request for the information by a worker or a designated representative. In the case of a pesticide-related medical emergency, the agricultural employer shall provide a written copy of the information promptly upon the request of the worker, the designated representative, or medical personnel treating the worker.
(3) Upon the initial purchase of a product and with the first purchase after the fact sheet or safety data sheet is updated, the distributor, manufacturer, or importer of agricultural pesticides shall obtain or develop and provide each direct purchaser of an agricultural pesticide with a fact sheet or safety data sheet. If the fact sheet or safety data sheet for the agricultural pesticide is not available when the agricultural pesticide is purchased, the agricultural employer shall take appropriate and timely steps to obtain the fact sheet or safety data sheet from the distributor, the manufacturer, the department, a federal agency, or another distribution source.
(4) The department shall produce and make available to a trainer a one-page general agricultural pesticide safety sheet. The pesticide safety sheet must be in a language understandable to the worker and must include, but need not be limited to, illustrated instructions on preventing agricultural pesticide exposure and toll-free telephone numbers to the Florida Poison Control Centers. The trainer shall provide the pesticide safety sheet to the worker pursuant to the United States Environmental Protection Agency Worker Protection Standard, 40 C.F.R. s. 170.130.
History.s. 51, ch. 2004-64; s. 28, ch. 2014-150.