Pesticides and Farmworker Health Toolkit

The Toolkit is an engaging and highly visual educational resource designed to teach pesticide safety to Spanish-speaking agricultural workers with limited formal education. Approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Worker Protection Standard worker training, the Toolkit is available in Spanish and English for:

  • apples,
  • bell peppers,
  • blueberries,
  • Christmas trees,
  • cucumbers,
  • grapes,
  • landscape/turf,
  • strawberries,
  • sweetpotatoes,
  • tobacco,
  • tomatoes.

Order the Toolkit

To order the Toolkit, visit:

If you haven’t already, register as a new user; click on the red icon (New User Registration) at the bottom of the page. You will be asked to provide your name, email address, and a password of your choice. Enter the online store using your email address and password.

Watch our introductory video

More about the Pesticides and Farmworker Health Toolkit

The standard Toolkit for each crop includes:

  • Introductory DVD for trainers
  • Flip-chart in Spanish (with discussion guide for trainers and colorful visuals illustrating the trainer’s message for the audience)
  • One-page illustrated handouts in Spanish
  • Interactive materials, including jug and labels and symptom charade cards
  • Totebag.

Additional items available for purchase include:

  • Flip-chart in English
  • One-page illustrated handouts in English
  • Poster-size handout (bilingual)

The Toolkit was developed and produced by Dr. Catherine LePrevost, Dr. Greg Cope, and Julia Storm with funding from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticide Environmental Trust Fund.

The Pesticides and Farmworker Health Toolkit has been enthusiastically received across North Carolina, with over 400 having been distributed. In 2011-2012, train-the-trainer introductory or in-depth workshops on the Toolkit were delivered at 34 events reaching 3,254 people, including growers, landscapers, agency personnel, farmworker outreach staff, student interns, AmeriCorps volunteers, and Cooperative Extension agents. Train-the-trainer workshops were praised for being interactive and engaging. An introduction to the Toolkit is included in the 2012-2014 Private Applicator Recertification V Training Curriculum, so growers will continue to learn about the Toolkit.

Already using the Toolkit in your training program?

Download and print copies of the One-page Illustrated Handouts:

Other Pesticide Safety Programs

Extension pesticide programs address human health and safety for pesticide applicators, agricultural workers, and their families. In collaboration with the Pesticide Safety Education Program, training workshops and seminars are generally provided to over 400 individuals participating in county-organized pesticide training classes throughout the state each year.