Topic outline

  • This course introduces the classification of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) including the systems used for identification, mitigation and the sourcing of alternatives.

      • System Requirements

        The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

        The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

        • Audience

          This course is designed for a range of stakeholders involved in agricultural systems. More specifically, the course is targeted towards persons who are involved in some capacity at HHP mitigation:

          • Pesticide registration staff
          • Pesticide registration board members
          • Researchers working on risk mitigation
          • Other staff involved in sourcing alternatives to HHPs

          • You will learn about

            • The categories and criteria that lead to the classification of a pesticide as an HHP.
            • Risk reduction processes including assessment and mitigation.
            • Identification and implementation of alternatives to HHPs.

            • Course structure

              This course consists of three lessons of approximately 45-60 minutes duration each:

              • Lesson 1: Introduction and identification
              • Lesson 2: Assessment and mitigation
              • Lesson 3: Alternatives

              • Partners

                IOMC – Inter-organization programme for the sound management of chemicals European Union   KEMI – Swedish Chemicals Agency

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