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Document ID (ISN)77769
CIS number 01-1777
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2146-1
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 390/2001
Author(s) Edworthy J, Hellier E., Lambell N., Grey C., Aldrich K., Lee A.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The effectiveness of labelling of pesticides
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. x, 148p. Illus. 25 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Abstract In most cases, safety information on labels is presented as an instruction, rather than as a hazard or consequence statement. An evaluation of the effectiveness of different presentations enabled the specification of the most easily-understood phrase for expressing safety information on a range of different topics, and to identify the linguistic variables that generally produced effective and ineffective safety phrases. Experimental studies on direct compliance behaviour investigated the effect of the location of safety information. Effective and ineffective means of linguistic expression were combined with effective and ineffective locations for safety information. It was revealed that for all categories of users, presenting safety information in the "directions for use" section resulted in the highest levels of compliance.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; warning notices; labelling
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; United Kingdom; disobeying safety instructions; information of personnel; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals