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 2011-2015

Refereed Journal Articles and Books

  • Shaw, A., Harned, C., C. Black. 2015. A Need for Clearer, Accurate Communication of Personal Protective Equipment for Dermal Protection for Pesticide Handlers. Accepted to Journal of Pesticide Safety Education. 17:1-16.
  • McCorkle, D.A, D. Renchie, D. Hanselka, C. Black. 2014. Employment and Salary Base Supported by Cooperative Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Programs. Journal of Pesticide Safety Education. 16:1-16.
  • Black, C., A. Shaw, C. Harned, C. Coffman. 2014. A Survey of Chemical Resistant Glove Use Practices and Preferences with Pesticide Applicators. Journal of Pesticide Safety Education. 16:17-26.
  • 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.

Regulatory Issue Papers and Reports

  • Black, C.A. 2015. Matrix for the Proposed Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule Revision. Washington State University. 11 pp
  • Black, C.A. 2014. Matrix for the Proposed Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Rule Revision. Washington State University. 10 pp
  • Black, C.A. 2014. 2013 Survey Summary of University Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEPs) for the National Stakeholder Team for PSEP Funding. National Stakeholder Team for PSEP Funding. http://psep.us. 4 pp.
  • 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

  • Black, C.A. and R.L. Maguire. 2014 revision. Public Health Pest Control. Washington State University. EM034. 56 pp
  • Black, C.A. 2014 revision. Structural & Turf Demossing. Washington State University. EB1962E. 8 pp
  • 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 revision. 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
  • 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.

Conference Proceedings and Short Course Notebooks – Editor

  • Black, C.A. and W.S. Wheeler. 2015. Tribal Pollinator Protection Notebook. WSU Pesticide Education Program. 182 pp
  • Black, C. A. Shaw, O. Borges, and G. Hoheisel. 2013. Assessing interest in new woven pesticide applicator protective garments with repellent finish in Washington State. 12th Workshop on Spray Application Techniques in Fruit Growing.
  • Ramsay, C.A., A.D. Martin, D.J. Wixted, M.Tucker, and R. Dickinson. 2012 (revision). Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam Development Notebook. National Association of State Dept. of Agriculture Research Foundation. 325 pp.
  • Schultz, T., W.W. Wheeler, and C.A. Ramsay (editors). 2010. Dealer Manager Notebook. Washington State Department of Agriculture. 375 pp.

National and International Presentations

  • 2015     Invited: Pesticide Regulatory Education Program. States FIFRA Issues, Research, and Evaluation Group. Alexandria, VA.
  • 2015     The Goal of Pesticide Applicator Certification: Establishing Acceptable Competencies. 2015 National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Workshop. Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2015     Invited: A Need for a Dialogue on Dermal Protection for Pesticide Applicators. Association of American Pesticide Control Officials. Alexandria, VA.
  • 2015     Invited: PSEP Funding. Association of American Pesticide Control Officials. Alexandria, VA.
  • 2015     Invited: A Dialogue on Dermal Protection for Pesticide Applicators. The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance, Savannah, GA
  • 2015     Invited: University Pesticide Applicator Training Reporting System. The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance, Savannah, GA
  • 2014     WSU, WSDA, UMES Tree Fruit PPE Assessment. Western Region Pesticide Meeting. Seattle, WA
  • 2014     PPE Label Language Frequency and Applicator Glove Use: Two Assessments. Western Region Pesticide Meeting. Seattle, WA
  • 2014     Dermal Risk Assessment, PPE, and Labeling. Western Region Pesticide Meeting. Seattle, WA
  • 2014     Invited: Personal Protective Equipment Issues and Primer for Dialogue. Association of American Pesticide Control Officials. Washington, DC.
  • 2014     Invited: Personal Protective Equipment Issues Fashion Show. Association of American Pesticide Control Officials. Washington, DC.
  • 2014     Invited: PSEP Funding. Association of American Pesticide Control Officials. Washington, DC.
  • 2014     Invited: CTAG and NASDARF Accomplishments and Projects. Association of American Pesticide Control Officials. Washington, DC.
  • 2014     Personal Protective Equipment Label Review Manual and Labeling. The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance, San Diego, CA.
  • 2014     Washington Tree Fruit Assessment for PPE. The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance, San Diego, CA.
  • 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

National Outreach Efforts Facilitated for Extension Educators and State Lead Agency Personnel

  • 2015 Pesticide Regulatory Education Program – Laboratory Issues. Savannah, SC. 37 participants
  • 2015 Pesticide Regulatory Education Program – Pollinator Protection. Portland, OR. 44 participants
  • 2015 Pesticide Regulatory Education Program – Registration and Re-Evaluation. Arlington, VA. 47 participants
  • 2015 Tribal Pollinator Protection Training. Spokane, WA. 46 participants
  • 2015 Pesticide Regulatory Education Program – Worker Protection. San Diego, CA. 44 participants
  • 2015 National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Workshop. Philadelphia, PA. 192 participants
  • 2014 Western Region Pesticide Meeting. Seattle, WA. 87 participants.
  • 2013 National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Workshop. St. Paul, MN. 165 participants.
  • 2012 National Pesticide Safety YouTube Videos (42 videos posted)
  • 2012 National Soil Fumigation Manual (114 pp), plus Exam Blueprint and Item Bank (180 questions)
  • 2012 National Pesticide Applicator Core Examination Blueprint and Exam Item Bank (198 questions).
  • 2012 Pesticide Applicator Certification Examination Development Workshop. Santa Fe, NM. 37 participants
  • 2011 North American Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop. Portland, OR. 170participants.
  • 2011 Audience Response Workshop. Harrisburg, PA. 41 participants
  • 2011 National Assessment for Certification Exam and Manual Priorities. Survey
  • 2011 National Safety Trainer Handbook in English (80 pp) and Spanish (96 pp).

Current Committees and Service Leadership

2015-pres. National Stakeholder Team for PSEP Funding –Co-Chair
2015-pres. Washington Use Restricted Herbicide Workgroup
2015-pres. WSU representative to Washington Friends of Farms and Forests
2014-pres. Technical Advisory Committee, National Agricultural Aviation Association Education and Research Foundation
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

Awards and Recognition

2015   Sahlin Award for Outreach and Engagement, Washington State University
2015   Program Innovation– The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance
2015   Representative Timm Ormsby Faculty Citizenship Award 2015
2014   Nominee: Washington State Exotic Pest Team, 2014-2015 CAHNRS Interdisciplinary Team Award
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 Science

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Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6382

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