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Document ID (ISN)57198
CIS number 91-1975
ISBN(s) 0-11-885673-1
Year 1991
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet HSC C75
Author(s)
Health and Safety Commission
Title The safe use of pesticides for non-agricultural purposes - Approved Code of Practice
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. 45p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: GBP 4.00.
Abstract This Approved Code of Practice provides practical guidance on the control of exposure to pesticides at work with respect to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 1988. Contents: scope, application, interpretation and definitions; duties; hazard assessment (deciding to use a pesticide and choice of the right one, information used in making an assessment, what an assessment involves and when it should be reviewed); prevention or control of exposure (substitution, engineering and operational controls, personal protective equipment); use and maintenance of control measures; monitoring exposure; health surveillance; information, instruction and training; record keeping. An additional note gives guidance on the safe disposal of pesticides.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; pesticides; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; limitation of exposure; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; determination in air; information of personnel; replaced; comment on law; directive; responsibilities; safety and health training; medical supervision
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals