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Document ID (ISN)101013
CIS number 03-343
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Garcia Garcia E.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego
Title Safety and health in rural work: The problem of pesticides
Original title Segurança e saúde no trabalho rural: a questão dos agrotóxicos [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 05409-002, Brazil, 2001. 182p. 170 ref. Price: BRL 15.00.
Abstract This document reports on the current safety and health situation in agricultural pesticide usage in Brazil. It analyses the impact of pesticides on farming communities, the environment and public health, and highlights the need of informing and training users. Measures for controlling hazards at different levels are reviewed: measures applicable to individuals (personal protective equipment, good work practices and training, limitation of exposure); collective measures (medical surveillance, use of more reliable equipment, limiting the use of pesticides, integrated pest management); legal and economic control measures (government policies, restrictions or prohibitions of use, control of economic factors which influence the consumption of pesticides). Recommendations are made for implementing these measures at various levels.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; plant safety and health organization; pesticides; Brazil
Descriptors (secondary) information dissemination; thesis; limitation of exposure; economic aspects; personal protective equipment; pesticide spraying; role of government; medical supervision; safety and health training; information of personnel; safe working methods
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals