Landscape Safety Conference
February 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito? Removed an attached tick? Encountered a poisonous plant? Do you work with pesticides?
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, this Landscape Safety Conference is for you. We will explore many topics that are important for landscapers, arborists, tree wardens, lawn care professionals, grounds managers, and essentially any professionals working in outdoor environments. UMass Extension specialists and speakers from the MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology will come together to provide this day-long program.
Topics include: mosquito and tick prevention and safety; tick testing services provided by the Laboratory of Medical Zoology; poisonous plants you are likely to encounter and strategies to keep yourself safe; pesticide storage, transportation, and use safety; and PPE when working with pesticides. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask the presenters questions regarding these topics that affect our health and safety.
Credits: Five pesticide contact hours for categories 35, 36, 37, 40, and Applicators License. Contact hours are valid for equivalent categories in all New England states.
Cost: $90 pp; $81 per person for three or more registrations from the same company (10% discount). Online registrations include an additional service fee. Details at ag.umass.edu/landscape/