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					FLUORESCENT TRACER
      MANUAL


Kit Galvin, MS CIH
      PNASH

2007 North American
Pesticide Applicator
Certification & Safety
Education Workshop
Portland, ME
        Acknowledgements
WSDA                    PNASH
 Ofelio Borges          Richard Fenske
 Flor Servin
                        Pesticide Handlers
                        Growers
WSU
                        Contributors
 Karen Lewis
                        Reviewers


                 Supported by
      WA State Medical Aid and Accident Fund
 CDC/NIOSH Cooperative Agreement #5U50OH07544
           Today

Background
Fluorescent Tracer Manual
Getting Started
Taking Pictures
Evaluation
        What are FTs ?

Brighteners in detergent

Absorb UVA (black light)

Reflect bright visible light

Are invisible in normal light
       Research . . .

Dermal exposure

Skits and video

FT Component in Hands-on
 Training Project
    . . . To Practice . . .

Demonstrations

Hands-on

Tracer-in-the-tank
          . . . FT Manual

 Health and safety
 Helpful hints
 Quick Demonstrations
 Workplace Applications
 Hands-on Activities
 WPS
 Supplies
       Health and Safety
Black light

Fluorescent
 tracer

70% isopropanol
     Quick Demonstrations
Classroom

Easy



    Message
       Quick Demonstrations
1.   Baseball cap
2.   Unplugging spray nozzle
3.   Dirty Fruits and Vegetables
4.   Handshake
5.   Improper removal of PPE
6.   Cellphone, radio, pen, cigarette
7.   Pesticide formulations
8.   TyvekTM suit
 Work Place Applications

“Tracer-in-the-Tank”
Mixing, loading, & applying
Crew activity
Observation
Photographs
Workplace Applications
How Much FT in the Tank?
Observations
Workplace Applications
  Hands-On Activities

Hands-on
Small group
Role-play
Demonstrations
Discussions
WPS
       Hands-On Activities
WSDA’s Farmworker Education
Program’s Hands-on Handler Training
   Application Equipment
    Decontamination
   PPE Decontamination
   Unplugging a Spray Nozzle
   Taking a Bathroom Break

Srer Khmer, Cambodia
  Backpack Spraying
# 1 Application Equipment
    Decontamination
  # 2 PPE Decontamination
Srer Khmer NGO, Cambodia/PNASH
 Backpack Spraying
#3 Unplugging a Spray Nozzle
#4 Taking a Bathroom Break
       Backpack Spraying
Srer Khmer NGO, Cambodia/PNASH
    Getting Started

Tracer?
Location?
Black light?
FT or not?

       * Practice*
         Which Tracer?
 Activity

 Simulate pesticide

 Use with pesticide
Location, Location, Location

Water

Dark area

Power
     Which black light?
Group size

Power

Cost

Portability
              FT or Not?
 Make-up
 Sun-screen
 Lint
 Detergent/soaps
 White clothing
 Dry skin
 Fabric finishers
Lights, Camera, Hold Still




  Know your camera in the dark
  Maximum Light for Photos
Factor      - Light     + Light   Trade off
Shutter     fast        slow      vibration
speed       1/125 sec   ¼ sec
Lens
 aperture   small       big       less depth
 f-stop     f-22        f-2.0     of field


Film speed 100          1600      grainy
 ISO
                   Ordering
  English         To order          Spanish

                    PNASH
                1.800.330.0827
             PNASH@u.washington.edu


                    Download online:
https://depts.washington.edu/pnash/FT_manual.php6

				
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