|Document ID (ISN)||78289|
|Convention or series no.
||Fait A., Iversen B., Tiramani M., Visentin S., Moroni M., He F.
International Centre for Pesticide Safety
||Preventing health risks from the use of pesticides in agriculture
||World Health Organization (WHO), 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2001. 35p. Illus. 11 ref.
||The use of pesticides may pose health risks to farm workers, often as a consequence of improper or careless handling. This booklet provides advice on how these health risks can be reduced. It gives a short introduction on pesticides and on labelling and classification systems, a description on how exposure can occur and information on related health problems, first aid and personal protective equipment. It also provides practical advice on proper working procedures for mixing, loading, application, transport, storage and disposal of pesticides and includes answers to frequently-asked questions.
||WHO; pesticides; training material; safe working methods; health hazards
||disposal of harmful waste; agitation and mixing; transport of materials; labelling; storage; pesticide spraying; training manuals; limitation of exposure; first aid; personal protective equipment; safety guides; loading and unloading
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||China; Italy; WHO|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)