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Document ID (ISN)65558
CIS number 95-2210
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Title Pictograms for agrochemical labels: An aid to the safe handling of pesticides
Bibliographic information Groupement International des Associations Nationales de Fabricants de Produits Agrochimiques (GIFAP), 79a ave. Albert Lancaster, Bruxelles, 1180 Belgium, 1988. [7]p. Illus.
Abstract Pictograms devised by GIFAP, in cooperation with FAO, with the aim of communicating key safety information to people of diverse cultures and varied levels of literacy. The 12 pictograms are grouped in 4 main categories: storage (keep locked away and out of reach of children); activity (handling liquid concentrate, handling dry concentrate, application); advice for personal protection (gloves, eye protection, wash after use, boots, nose and mouth protection, respirator); warning (dangerous to animals, dangerous to fish). Advice is also given on how to use the pictograms.
Descriptors (primary) FAO; hazard identification; warning notices; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) storage; directive; developing countries; personal protective equipment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium; FAO
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Classification and labelling of chemicals