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Document ID (ISN)109315
CIS number 09-342
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) MacFarlane E., Benke G., Goddard D., Sim M.
Title Urban pest control operators in Australia
Bibliographic information June 2007, Vol.64, No.6, p.422-427. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract This article describes the occupational tasks of domestic and commercial pest control operators in Australia, the hazards they face and the appropriate preventive measures. Contents: tasks of the job; hazards of the job and in the workplace; measures to protect workers (protective clothing, respirators, measures related to pesticides, physical hazards and biological hazards, training and qualification of workers).
Descriptors (primary) fumigation; Australia; pesticides; insecticides; pesticide spraying; premises; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; buildings
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; safety and health training; organophosphorus compounds; pyrethroids; carbamates; fumigants; work posture; musculoskeletal diseases; ergonomics; exposure evaluation; respirators; biological hazards; vaccination; physical hazards; tetanus
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Bacterial and parasitic diseases