Welcome to ¡Etiquetas de pesticidas, ahora!™ / Pesticide Labels, Now! ™ The app with pesticide label health, safety, & environmental protection information in Spanish & English on your phone, anytime, anywhere. Just one tap to change the language. Online, you can also download labels approved for Washington State* and connect to WPS training and information.
With this app on their phones, farmworkers applying pesticides in apple and pear orchards across Washington state can access this information for 40 commonly used pesticides and safely do their job. The app’s common sense menu system helps them to quickly locate the specific information they need. No need to search through a multi-page booklet that is technical and complex.
Growers, producers, managers, and handlers now have access to a risk management tool that assists in minimizing pesticide-related illness, crop and environmental damage, and fiscal liability resulting from improper pesticide handling. This tool bridges the language gap between the English pesticide labels and the mainly Latino and Spanish speaking workforce. As one Latino manager stated, “Reading it [the label safety information] in Spanish helps me understand the English.”
The app is handy in remote locations. The English & Spanish contextual translations are in the app. No WiFi, cell or data connections needed.
The ¡Etiquetas de pesticidas, ahora!™ / Pesticide Labels, Now! ™ app is for information and educational purposes only.It is not a substitute for obtaining and understanding the information on the pesticide labels. The information in this app has NO legal status. Remember, THE LABEL IS THE LAW.
Produced by: The Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH), University of Washington
Industry Partner: Washington Wine Industry Foundation (WWIF).
Funding and support for this project has been provided by the State of Washington, Department of Labor & Industries, Safety & Health Investment Projects.
*The Washington State approved labels used for this application are sourced from the Pesticide Information Center Online (PICOL) database maintained by the Washington State Pesticide Management Resource Service at Washington State University (WSU).