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Document ID (ISN)105084
CIS number 06-531
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Title Workers' response to the use of pesticides in banana production
Original title La respuesta de los trabajadores al uso de plaguicidas en la producción bananera [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Fenacle Nacional, Gayaquil, Rumichaca 2206 y Manabí, Edificio Monterrey, 4to piso oficina 4-5, Quito, Ecuador, ca 2005. 6p. Illus.
Abstract Published by the National Federation of Food Industry Workers, Farmers and Free Indigenous Populations of Ecuador (FENACLE), this leaflet describes eleven actions that banana production workers may adopt for the protection against the risks related to pesticide exposure. These actions include selecting a pesticide with low toxicity, training in correct pesticide use, inclusion of an article on occupational safety and health in collective employment contracts, insisting on compliance with existing legislation and organizing occupational safety and health on the plantations.
Descriptors (primary) Ecuador; training material; plantations; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) fumigation; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; data sheet; medical supervision; terms of employment; role of workers' organizations
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceEcuador
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Agricultural chemicals