Carol Black

Carol A. Black
Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education Program Director
Fellow, American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators

Professional Interests
National/state pesticide policies, pesticide drift, personal protective equipment, environmental safety, outreach education methods

Education
M.S. Entomology 1987, Washington State University
B.S. Agricultural Biology, 1980, New Mexico State University

Selected Honors and Awards

2017      ESA Excellence in Extension Award – Entomological Society of America

2016      Sahlin Award for Outreach and Engagement – Washington State University

2015      Program Innovation – The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance

2015      Faculty Citizenship Award 2015 – Representative Timm Ormsby

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

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

2007      Public Service Recognition – US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs

2005      AAPSE Fellow – American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators Highest Distinction

2003      Team Washington State Pesticide Stewardship Award – National Pesticide Stewardship Alliance

2003      American Distance Education Consortium Program Award – Certified Pesticide Application Training and Testing Web Program

2000      Faculty Excellence in Extension Award – College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Washington State University.

1999      Distinguished Achievement Award for Regulatory Entomology – Pacific Branch Entomological Society of America.

Selected Refereed Journal Articles, Books Regulatory Issue Papers, Notebooks, and Reports Since 2014

Ramsay, C.A. and Jorge Lobos.  2019 major revision (1999).  Manual Para Aplicadores Privados de Pesticidas. Washington State University.  EM020S.  159 pp.

Black. C.A. (Hoheisel. G., et. al.) 2018. 2019 Pest Management Guide for Grapes in Washington: Pesticide Safety. Washington State University. EM0762. 3 of 60 pp.

Shaw, A., C. Black, K. Schaefer, L. Blecker, T. Walker, and A. Brown. 2018. A Survey of Use and Laundering Practices for Garments Worn by Pesticide Applicators. Accepted to Journal of Pesticide Safety Education.

Black, C.A. 2018. Pesticide Safety Education & Applicator Certification – National Organizations, Initiatives, and Collaborations. National Pesticide Safety Education Center. 1 page

McDonald, S.M., C.A. Black, E. Crow.  2018.  Seed Treatment Exam Blueprint and Test Items. Pesticide Resources Collaborative, UC Davis. 11 pp.

Black, C. A., C.R. Foss, and R.L. Maguire. 2017 major revision (1999).  Private Applicator Pesticide Education Manual.  Washington State University.  EM020.  138 pp.

Black, C. A., C.R. Foss, and R.L. Maguire.  2017 major revision (2000).  Washington Pesticide Laws and Safety.  Washington State University.  EM012.  92 pp.

Antonelli, A.L., T.L. Whitworth, D. Suomi, C. Black, C.R. Foss, and R. Maguire. 2017 revision.  Study Guide for Pest Management Professionals. Washington State University. EM019.  141 pp.

Black, C.A., R. Maguire, and C. Foss. 2017 revision.  Public Health Pest Control.  Washington State University.  EM034.  56 pp.

Parker, R. and C. A. Black. 2016 revision.  Weed Control Training: Supplement for Limited Private Applicators and Rancher Private Applicators.  Washington State University.  EM105E. 28 pp.

Shaw, A., C. Harned, C. Black. 2015. A Need for Clearer, Accurate Communication of Personal Protective Equipment for Dermal Protection for Pesticide Handlers. Journal of Pesticide Safety Education. 17:1-16.

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.

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.

Black, C.A. and W.S. Wheeler. 2015. Tribal Pollinator Protection Notebook. WSU Pesticide Education Program. 182 pp

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.

Invited Presentations Since 2014

2019    Worker Protection Standards & PPE in Forestry, Anderson, CA

2018    How to Manage Drift with Common Forestry Herbicides, PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference, Wilsonville, OR

2018    Federal Worker Protection Standards for Forestry, Wilsonville, OR

2017    Overview of Communication with Pesticide Users. International Consortium for PPE for Agricultural Pesticide Operators and Re-Entry Workers. Brasilia, Brazil

2017    Pesticide Applicator Training/Certification in the United States. International Consortium for PPE for Agricultural Pesticide Operators and Re-Entry Workers. Brasilia, Brazil

2017    Opportunities for TPSA and the International Consortium to Work Together on PPE Issues. The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance, San Diego, CA

2016    Herbicides and PPE: Label Requirements, Perceptions, and Reality, Western Society of Weed Science, Albuquerque, NM.

2016    Spray Quality and Pesticide Applications. Pesticide Regulatory Education Program. Santa Fe, NM

2016    Dermal Protection and Personal Protective Equipment. Ontario Pesticide Educators Professionals. Guelph, Ontario, Canada

2016    Pesticide Applicator Certification in Washington and Minnesota. Ontario Pesticide Educators Professionals. Guelph, Ontario, Canada

2013    High Exposures to Pesticide and Protective Garments. Global Consortium on Personal Protective Equipment, Heraklion, Crete

2013    Assessing Interest in New Woven Pesticide Applicator Protective Garments with Repellent Finish in Washington State. Suprofruit 2013. Valencia, Spain.

2012    Personal Protective Equipment in Washington Tree Fruits. International Symposium on Personal Protective Equipment for Pesticide Operators. Campinas, Brazil

2016    Worker Protection Standard: How Do We Get the Word Out? The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance, Albuquerque, NM.

2016    Spray Drift Language and Use Issues in Forestry. The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance, Albuquerque, NM.

2016    Pesticide Personal Protective Equipment and Forestry Herbicides. Western Forestry Conservation Association Meeting. Wilsonville, OR

2015    Pesticide Regulatory Education Program.  States FIFRA Issues, Research, and Evaluation Group. Alexandria, VA.

2015    A Need for a Dialogue on Dermal Protection for Pesticide Applicators.  Association of American Pesticide Control Officials. Alexandria, VA.

2015    PSEP Funding.  Association of American Pesticide Control Officials. Alexandria, VA.

2015    A Dialogue on Dermal Protection for Pesticide Applicators.  The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance, Savannah, GA

2015    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    Personal Protective Equipment Issues and Primer for Dialogue.  Association of American Pesticide Control Officials. Washington, DC.

2014    Personal Protective Equipment Issues Fashion Show.  Association of American Pesticide Control Officials. Washington, DC.

2014    PSEP Funding.  Association of American Pesticide Control Officials. Washington, DC.

2014    CTAG and NASDARF Accomplishments and Projects.  Association of American Pesticide

Washington Pesticide Applicator Training Since 2014

2017-2018 Recertification – 21 cities, 37 days, and 5,420 registrations
Pre-license – 15 cities, 30 days, and 1,434 registrations

Aerial Applicator Fly-In – 1 city, 1 day, 10 planes

2016-2017 Recertification – 21 cities, 38 days, and 5,161 registrations
Pre-license – 14 cities, 29 days, and 1,653 registrations

Aerial Applicator Fly-In – 1 city, 1 day, 6 planes

2015-2016 Recertification – 23 cities, 34 days, and 5,373 registrations
Pre-license – 16 cities, 36 days, and 1,673 registrations

Aerial Applicator Fly-In – 1 city, 1 day, 6 planes

2014-2015 Hands-on Workshops – 11 cities, 16 days, and 450 participants

Recertification – 18 cities, 34 days, and 4,811 registrations
Pre-license – 16 cities, 36 days, and 1,851 registrations

2013-2014 Hands-on Workshops – 11 cities, 16 days, and 499 participants

Recertification – 18 cities, 34 days, and 4,638 registrations
Pre-license – 10 cities, 35 days, and 1,650 registrations
Aerial Applicator Fly-In – 1 city, 1 day, 13 planes

King County Public Education – 191 attendees; PPE Gloves

Senske Pest Control- Richland and Spokane – 80 attendees; two talks each

National Workshops Developed Since 2014

2019    PREP: Applicator Certification Rule, 4 days, Arlington, VA. 77 participants and speakers

2019    PREP: Laboratory Issues, Richmond, VA. 37 participants and speakers

2018    PREP: Non-Agricultural and Structural Pest Control Issues, 4 days, Austin, TX. 41 participants and speakers

2018    PREP: Registration and Re-evaluation, 4 days, Arlington, VA. 58 participants and speakers

2018    PREP: Senior Executive, 3 days, Salt Lake City, UT. 32 participants and speakers

2018    PREP: Compliance and Enforcement, 4 days, Little, Rock, AR. 46 participants and speakers

2017    PREP: Laboratory Issues, 4 days, Denver, CO. 32 participants and speakers

2017    PREP: Pesticides and Public Health Pests, 4 days, Seattle. WA, 44 participants and speakers

2017    PREP: Water Quality, 4 days, St. Paul, MN. 36 participants and speakers

2017    PREP: Applicator Certification, 4 days, Baltimore, MD. 48 participants and speakers

2016    PREP: Pesticide Management and Emerging Issues, 4 days, Indianapolis, IN. 46 participants and speakers

2016    PREP: Comprehensive Combo, 4 days, Santa Fe, NM. 37 participants and speakers

2016    PREP: Worker Protection Standard Implementation, 4 days, Fort Myers, FL. 40 participants and speakers

2016    PREP: Compliance and Enforcement, 4 days, Asheville, NC. 42 participants and speakers

2015    PREP: Worker Protection Standard, 3 days, San Diego, CA. 44 participants and speakers

2015    PREP: Registration and Re-evaluation, 4 days, Arlington, VA. 47 participants and speakers

2015    PREP: Pollinator Protection, 4 days, Portland, OR. 44 participants and speakers

2015    PREP: Laboratory Issues, 4 days, Savannah, GA. 37 participants and speakers

2015    Tribal Pollinator Protection Training. Spokane, WA.  46 participants

2015    National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Workshop.  Philadelphia, PA. 192 participants

2014    Western Region Pesticide Meeting.  Seattle, WA. 87 participants.

Current Committees and Service Leadership

2017-2019      WSU Systematist Search Committee – Chair

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.      American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators – Recognition and Resolutions

2015-pres.      WSU Entomology Awards Committee

1999-pres.      WSU Pesticide Council

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE)

Association of Washington Aerial Applicators (AWAA)

Entomological Society of America (ESA)

National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA)

The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA)

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Dr. Carol Black

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

E-Mail: ramsay@wsu.edu

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