A handwipe sampling and analysis procedure was developed for the measurement of dermal contact to pesticides. This procedure utilizes cellulose dressing sponges wetted with 2-propanol. A two-step wiping procedure is described that ensures that the entire hand is sampled. Removal efficiency experiments show that dry residues of the pesticides chlorpyrifos and pyrethrin I are quantitatively removed from hands immediately following contact. Results suggest that the procedure may remove pesticide residues that are deeply embedded in the skin and not removed by soap-and-water washing. Extraction efficiency studies for 29 other pesticides show that the proposed extraction method may be applicable for a wide range of pesticides including phenoxy-acid herbicides. Field testing of the procedure indicates that it is easily implemented by sampling personnel and readily accepted by children.