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Document ID (ISN)55970
CIS number 91-792
ISBN(s) 92-2-107281-9
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Title Safety and health in the use of agrochemicals: A guide
Bibliographic information International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1991. 79p. Illus. 34 ref. Price: CHF 25.00.
Abstract Contents of this training manual, aimed primarily at workers in developing countries: safety and health aspects (how dangerous substances enter the body, classification, labelling and identification, safe handling and use, disposal of waste, operational control and use of personal protective equipment); poisoning by agrochemicals, its management and emergency responses (types and symptoms of poisoning and injury, first-aid treatment, role of poison information centres, effects of temperature and fire emergencies); roles and responsibilities of manufacturers, government agencies, retailers, employers, workers and the public; education and training; case histories illustrating accidents resulting from improper use of agrochemicals in developing countries.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; training material; ILO; occupational safety and health
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; safety guides; fire hazards; pesticides; transport of materials; labelling; storage; crop protection; training manuals; first aid; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; developing countries; safety and health training; disposal of harmful waste
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
OSH training