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Document ID (ISN)75577
CIS number 00-1273
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Prado Alves Filho J., Garcia Garcia E.
Title The worker's ABC - Accident prevention when using pesticides
Original title Cartilha do trabalhador - Prevenção de acidentes no uso de agrotóxicos [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 05409-002, Brazil, 1999. 12p. Illus.
Abstract This booklet aimed at agricultural workers gives basic guidance on how to avoid health hazards when using agricultural chemicals. Main topics covered: different classes of agricultural chemicals (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, raticides, acaricides, nematocides); exposure routes (skin absorption, inhalation, ingestion); symptoms and action in the case of intoxication; safe handling of agricultural chemicals (personal protective equipment, recommendations for application); personal hygiene; label colours for different toxicological classes.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; Brazil; training material; toxic substances; health hazards; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) pesticide poisoning; labelling; personal hygiene; safety guides; classification; safety and health training; personal protective equipment
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
OSH training