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Document ID (ISN)78289
CIS number 02-101
Year 2001
Convention or series no. WHO/SDE/OEH/01.8
Author(s) Fait A., Iversen B., Tiramani M., Visentin S., Moroni M., He F.
International Centre for Pesticide Safety
Title Preventing health risks from the use of pesticides in agriculture
Bibliographic information World Health Organization (WHO), 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2001. 35p. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) WHO; pesticides; training material; safe working methods; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceChina; Italy; WHO
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
OSH training