Carol Black

Carol Black

Pesticide Education Specialist, E-4
Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education Program Director
Fellow, American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators
Certified Operation S.A.F.E. Analyst

Professional Interests

National Pesticide Policies, Pesticide Drift, Personal Protective Equipment, Environmental Safety, Outreach Education Methods

Education

M.S. Entomology 1987, Washington State University
B.S. Agricultural Biology and Pest Management, 1980, New Mexico State University

Noted Scholarly Work and Awards from 2009-2013

Refereed Journal Articles and Books

  • Brown, A., C. Ramsay, and C. Foss.  2012.  Pairing Epidemiological Research Results with a Practical Message to Improve Pesticide Applicators’ Personal Safety Practices. Journal of Pesticide Safety Education. 14:23-32.
  • Young. D. and C. R. Ramsay.  2011.  What is the Value of Extension Training for Certified Pesticide Applicators. 13:14-23.
  • C.R. FossandC.A. Ramsay.  2009.  Understanding Pesticides: To Spray or Not to Spray.  In:  L. Chalker-Scott (ed.) Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens.  GFG Publishing Inc.

Regulatory Issue Papers and Reports

  • Black. C. A. 2013.  Commercial Applicator Realm with Training Provided by PSEPs.  Pesticide Safety Education Programs in the US. 3 pp.
  • Black, C.A. 2013Washington State University – Annual Department of Health Pesticide Incidence Report 2011. 2pp.
  • Black, C. 2012. The Federal Basis for University PSEPs.  Pesticide Safety Education Programs in the US. 1 p.
  • Ramsay, C. and A. Shaw.  2012. A Dialogue on Garments for Protecting Pesticide Applicators and Handlers Working White Paper. National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Research Foundation

Extension Publications

  • Zack, R.S., C.A. Black, C.R. Foss, A. Antonelli.  2013 revision. Introduction to Insect and Disease Management. Washington State University.  EM051.  62 pp.
  • Lobos, J.E. and C.A. Black.  2013.  Los Principios de Manejo de las Malezas en Cesped y Plants Ornamentales: incluye las leyes y la seguridad con los plaguicidas. Washington State University.  EM023S.
  • Black, C.A. and  R. Parker. 2012 revision (1996). Rights-of-Way Vegetation Management. Washington State University.  EM055.  56 pp.
  • Black, C. A., C.R. Foss, and R.L. Maguire.  2012 revision (2000).  Washington Pesticide Laws and Safety.  Washington State University.  EM012.  92 pp.
  • Parker, R. C.A. Black, G.K. Stahnke and R.R. Maleike.  2012 revision (1996). Turf and Ornamental Weed Management Principles. Washington State University.  EM035.  58 pp.
  • Parker, R. and C.A. Ramsay.  2011 revision (1993).  Agricultural Weed Management Principles.  Washington State University.  EM043.  58 pp.
  • Ramsay, C.A. and R.L. Maguire. 2011.  Public Health Pest Control.  Washington State University.  EM034. 56 pp.
  • Ramsay, C.A. and Jorge Lobos.  2011 revision (1999).  Manual Para Aplicadores Privados de Pesticidas. Washington State University.  EM020S.  161 pp.
  • Ramsay, C.A. 2010. Understanding Pesticides in Master Gardener Manual. Washington State University. EC001. 20.1-17 of 639 pp.
  • C.A. Ramsay and R.L. Maguire. 2009 Pacific Northwest Vertebrate Pest Control Basics for Pesticide Applicator Licensing. Washington State University. EM008.  136 pp.
  • Antonelli, A.L., T.L. Whitworth, C.R. Ramsay, C.R. Foss, and D. Suomi. 2009.  Study Guide for Pest Management Professionals. Washington State University. MISC0096.  170 pp.
  • C.A. Ramsay.  2009.  Stored Grain Pest Control.  Washington State University.  EM001.  26 pp.
  • Ramsay, C. A., C.R. Foss, and R.L. Maguire. 2009 revision (1999).  .  Private Applicator Pesticide Education Manual.  Washington State University.  EM020.  138 pp.
  • Ramsay, C.A. and  C. Foss. Revised 2009 (1998). Seed Treatment. Washington State University.  EM002.  32 pp.

National and International Presentations

  • 2013     Strategizing Critical PSEP Funding. 2013 National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Workshop.  St. Paul, MN.
  • 2013     Research in Garments and Gloves.  2013 National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Workshop.  St. Paul, MN.
  • 2013     Assessing Interest in New Woven Pesticide Applicator Protective Garments with Repellent Finish in Washington State. Suprofruit 2013. Valencia, Spain.
  • 2013     Invited: Personal Protective Equipment. 2013 OFA: The Association of Horticulture Professionals. Vancouver, WA
  • 2013     Pesticide Applicator Protection: Garments and Gloves. 13th Annual Conference of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance. Mobile, AL
  • 2013     What Do We Know About Personal Protective Equipment and Pesticide Labeling. 13th Annual Conference of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance. Mobile, AL
  • 2012     Invited: PPE Garments and Gloves.   States Industry FIFRA Regulatory Evaluation Group, Washington DC
  • 2012     Invited: Update on PPE Garments.   SFIREG Pesticide Operations and Management, Chicago, IL
  • 2012     Invited: Enhancing Pesticide Safety Education. North Central Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Regional Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI (by conference call)
  • 2012     Invited: Enhancing Pesticide Safety Education. Northeast Pesticide Safety Education Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2012     Invited: Personal Protective Equipment in Washington Tree Fruits. International Symposium on Personal Protective Equipment for Pesticide Operators. Campinas, Brazil
  • 2012     Invited: Starting a Dialogue on PPE.   SFIREG Pesticide Operations and Management
  • 2011     Invited: NIOSH 2011-2012 Pesticide Handler PPE Address: Regulatory and Training Structures in the U.S. that Support PPE Training
  • 2011     Pesticide Applicator Training Impacts. 2011 National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Conference, Portland, OR
  • 2011     Washington’s Experiences in Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations. Indianapolis, IN
  • 2011     Invited: Soil Fumigation Certification Options. 2011 Pacific NW Pesticide Inspectors Conference. Pasco, WA
  • 2011     Invited: National Soil Fumigant Manual and Exam. Western Region Pesticide Meeting, Sacramento, CA
  • 2011     Invited: Collaborative Efforts in Outreach and Training for Regional Efficiencies, Western Region Pesticide Meeting, Sacramento, CA
  • 2011     Invited: National Soil Fumigant Manual and Exam. States, FIFRA, Regulatory Education Group – Pesticide Operations and Management, Seattle, WAA
  • 2011     Invited: National Soil Fumigant Manual and Exam. Association of American Pesticide Control Officials, Washington, DC
  • 2010     Invited: Agricultural Health Study Findings. Pacific Northwest Aerial Applicators Conference. Spokane, WA
  • 2010     Pesticide Labeling Issues for Application Efficiency, American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010     Invited: Constructing Desirable and Practical Label Statements for Spray Drift Mitigation: Temperature Inversions, TPSA Pesticide and Plastic Stewardship Conference, Savannah, GA
  • 2010     Invited: Endangered Species Protection and Water Quality, Web-broadcast, American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators
  • 2010     Endangered Species and Crying Wolf in Idaho, Western Region Pesticide Meeting, Boise, ID
  • 2009     Web-distributed Labeling Conceptualization. North American Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop.  Charleston, SC
  • 2009     Future Needs for Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training. North American Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop.  Charleston, SC
  • 2009     Training Options: Web-based Adobe Presenter, Narrated PowerPoints®, and Audience Response Systems. Western IPM Spray Application Technology Work Group Meeting, Portland, OR

Current Committees and Service Leadership

2013-pres.       National PSEP Stakeholder Team – University Workgroup Chair

2012-pres.       National Pesticide Safety Education Program Funding Stakeholder Team – Steering Committee and Full Team

2012-pres.       American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators – Recognition and Resolutions Committee – Co-Chair

2012-pres.       2013 Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Conference – Co-Chair

2011-pres.       Certification and Training Assessment Group

2011-2013        NIOSH Personal Protective Equipment Training Solutions Team

Awards and Recognition

 

2011       AAPSE Board of Director’s Service Award -American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators

2009       Gold Ava Award – Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals for PBN – Decontamination Station video

2009       Outstanding Member Contribution – The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance

2009       Team Interdisciplinary Award – WSU College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Entomology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6382

E-Mail: ramsay@wsu.edu
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