Training in the Safe Use of Pesticides

The share of agricultural workers that reported receiving training or instructions on the safe use of pesticides in the previous 12 months with their current employer increased by 19 percentage points over the 15-year period, from 62 percent in 1999-2000 to 81 percent in 2013-2014.
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Within the last 12 months and with your current employer, did you receive training or instructions in the safe use of pesticides through video, audio cassette, classroom lecture, written materials, informal talks, or other means?

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Attention A T users. Data is presented in three formats, a bar chart, a textual data table, and a line chart. The data is best reviewed though the data table when using A T.

Data Table — Within the last 12 months and with your current employer, did you receive training or instructions in the safe use of pesticides through video, audio cassette, classroom lecture, written materials, informal talks, or other means?

Category 99-00 01-02 03-04 05-06 07-08 09-10 11-12 13-14
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Yes4,74562%4,66369%4,81670%2,98379%3,29186%3,21984%2,54881%3,44881%

1 Question was asked in 1999 through 2001 only, as part of a NIOSH-sponsored supplement on occupational health. The 01-02 column contains data for 2001 only.

a Estimates with relative standard errors (RSEs) greater than 30 percent but no more than 50 percent are published but should be used with caution.

b Estimates based on fewer than four responses or with RSEs greater than 50 percent are considered statistically unreliable and are suppressed.

Trend Lines — Within the last 12 months and with your current employer, did you receive training or instructions in the safe use of pesticides through video, audio cassette, classroom lecture, written materials, informal talks, or other means?