Illinois State University‘s Pesticide Safety Program applies to licensed pesticide handlers working with pesticides on University Property. This program is designed to ensure these employees are properly trained on and aware of the hazards they may be exposed to while working with pesticides at the University. This program also fulfills the requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) which regulates pesticide safety and worker protection standards through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Minimizing and controlling employee exposure to hazardous pesticides will be accomplished by following the Industrial Hygiene Hierarchy of controls, which is: Eliminating products that can be substituted for less hazardous chemicals, use of engineering controls, safe work practices, employee training and the use of personal protective equipment. Use of personal protective equipment will be used as a last resort option when all other controls have been exhausted.