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NR 00-02
March 6, 2000

Training Courses on Pesticides to be held for Healthcare Workers and Emergency Responders

Honolulu - Two training sessions on emergency response to pesticide exposure situations will be held in Honolulu in April. The two courses are:

Pesticides & Health In Hawaii
April 18 & 19, 2000

Two-day course for physicians, nurses and other healthcare personnel who are likely to treat workers and patients having pesticide exposure, as well as industrial hygienists and other public health practitioners.

(Course qualifies for continuing education credit for physicians, nurses and industrial hygienists)

Cost: $195 for private sector

$95 for public agencies

Pesticide Emergency Response
April 20, 2000

One-day course designed for first responders to possible pesticide exposure situations.

ie: firefighters, police, employees of the Departments of Transportation, Health, Civil Defense or other professionals who need training in this type of emergency response.

(Course qualifies for continuing education credit for nurses, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, and pesticide applicators)

Cost: $125 for private sector

$75 for public agencies

Cost for both courses is: $272 for private sector

$144 for public agencies

Both courses will be held at the Pagoda Hotel, 1525 Rycroft Street, Honolulu. The courses are sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health through the Center for Occupational & Environmental Health (COEH) at the University of Berkeley; in cooperation with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, the Hawaii Medical Association and the Hawaii Poison Center.

Course registration is being conducted by the University of Berekely COEH. For more information, all the COEH at (510) 231-5645 or go to their webpage at To obtain a registration form locally, please contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Pesticides Branch at 973-9401.