Pesticide applicators should have a copy of the Pesticide Label and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) on record for each pesticide applied on the job. Safety data sheets were formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Certified pesticide applicators must know what information is found on the pesticide label as it is a legal document. It contains information on how, when, and where the pesticide can be used. It lists hazards to humans and domestic animals, and also lists any environmental hazards. An applicator MUST have the product label in their possession during an application.
Safety Data Sheets
For every pesticide there is also a document known as a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). The SDS contains information on the hazard from fire and explosion, health hazard data, reactivity data, and procedures required for environmental protection. The SDS also contains information on actions to take in case of a spill or leak.
Label and SDS Resources
- Pesticide labels and SDS at CDMS
- List of products currently registered for use in Colorado at Purdue University (National Pesticide Information Retrieval System, aka NPIRS)
- List of Federal or State Restricted Use Products at the CDA. Scroll down page to find a list of Federal and State RUPs in Microsoft Excel or PDF format.
The NPIRS State Public website contains information pertaining to pesticides either currently or previously licensed for distribution and sale in the United States and is provided for informational purposes only. Most states, including Colorado, provide their database to NPIRS. This site also provides current state contact information for pesticide registrations.