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Document ID (ISN)57531
CIS number 92-208
ISSN - Serial title 0705-9388 - Occupational Health in Ontario
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wallace D.G., Sullivan E.A., Malik O.P.
Title Mixer and applicator exposures to lawn spray chemicals
Bibliographic information Spring/Summer 1991, Vol.12, No.2, p.57-67. 12 ref.
Abstract Hygiene assessments of mixer and applicator exposures to pesticides and fertilisers were made at nine lawn-spraying companies in Ontario (Canada). Overall health and safety programmes of the companies varied widely, but in most cases advice was given to upgrade hygiene and emergency response capabilities and to minimise drifting of spray mists. Although only one of the nine companies conducts regular biological monitoring to ensure the adequacy of its control measures, controls in place were generally adequate and the health of workers is considered unlikely to be adversely affected by mixing and/or applying lawn spray chemicals.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; crop protection; Ontario; occupational hygiene
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; pesticides; personal protective equipment; survey; fertilizers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals