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Occupational Pesticide Illness Prevention Program

The Occupational Pesticide Illness Prevention Program (OPIPP) identifies the kinds of jobs and types of pesticides that cause health problems in workers.

Information gathered by the program is sent to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which use this information to shape pesticide policy to prevent future pesticide illness.  This program is part of the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk (SENSOR), funded by NIOSH.

​​What's New?

MMWR Report on Total Release Fogger Illnesses & Injuries

Total release foggers (TRFs) pose a risk for acute illness. Additional efforts are needed to prevent acute TRF-related illnesses, including promoting integrated pest management to prevent and mitigate pest infestations and identifying more effective strategies to educate users about reading and following labels. Redesigning TRFs to prevent unexpected activation might also be useful.

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