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Document ID (ISN)44723
CIS number 85-1701
ISBN(s) 0-11-883777-X
Year 1985
Convention or series no. Health and Safety Series Booklet HS(R) 20
Health and Safety Executive
Title A guide to the Poisonous Substances in Agriculture Regulations 1984
Bibliographic information HM Stationery Office, 49 High Holborn, London WC1V 6HB, United Kingdom, 1985. 59p. Illus. Price: ú4.20.
Abstract This guide provides an explanation of the 1984 regulations for the safe use of pesticides in agriculture in the United Kingdom. Coverage: scope; requirements (protective clothing, greenhouses and livestock houses, repiar of apparatus, keeping of registers, hours of work, notification of sickness and absence, training and supervision, age limits, exemption certificates); use of pesticides in greenhouses and livestock houses; medical matters and hygiene (poisoning symptoms, first aid measures, medical supervision, cumulative effects of poisons, washing facilities); general precautions (safe handling, following instructions, working conditions, chemical storage, etc.). The full text of the regulations, including a list of specified substances, is given in the appendix.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; agriculture; crop protection; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) agricultural chemicals; poisoning; protective clothing; comment on directive; law; directive; notification of occupational accidents
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals