Report Exposure: Department of Health, Pesticide Exposure Surveillance Program

Phone: 800-606-5810
Report Online:

Pesticide Reporting Requirements

Required to Report: Yes
What to Report?: Any Pesticide-Related Exposure
Timeframe to Report Injury or Exposure: Next Business Day
Who is Required to Report?: Physicians, Hospitals, Laboratories, Other health professionals.
SENSOR partnership with NIOSH:

Pesticide Exposure Surveillance Program (technical support from NIOSH):

Coverage for Farm Workers: Required (with limitations)
Limitations: Agricultural employers do not have to provide workers' comp if they have 5 or fewer regular employees and fewer than 12 other employees at one time for seasonal agricultural labor that is completed in less than 30 days, provided such seasonal employment does not exceed 45 days in the same calendar year.
Statute: Fla. Stat. Ann. § 440.02(c)(2) (2009)
Coverage for Undocumented Workers: Yes
Case Law: Fla. Stat. Ann. § 440.02(15)(a) (2009) (defining employee as including aliens "whether lawfully or unlawfully employed")
Benefits Available for Undocumented Workers: An undocumented worker may receive compensation for medical treatment performed outside the United States. AMS Staff Leasing, Inc. v. Arreola, 976 So. 2d 612, 614-615 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2008). To be eligible for wage-loss benefits, an undocumented worker must demonstrate proof of a connection between the injury and the wage loss: he cannot do this by showing a good faith work search (since he isn't entitled to work), but may do so where his injuries are serve enough to excuse a work search. Cenvill Dev. Corp. v. Candelo, 478 So. 2d 1168, 1170 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1985).