By Michael F. Waxman

ISBN-10: 1566702968

ISBN-13: 9781566702966

World wide, there are an unlimited array of agricultural insecticides and chemical substances used to get rid of pests and to guard future health, meals, and fiber. The secure dealing with, utilization, and disposal of those chemical substances and insecticides is of important value. The Agrochemical and insecticides defense instruction manual serves as a box source at the dangers of those insecticides and chemicals.
Providing details on greater than 500 insecticides and a hundred agricultural chemical compounds, this informative instruction manual courses the reader in picking out right breathing security, chemical protecting garments, and garage equipment. The textual content additionally instructs clients on right reaction tactics for fires, spills, and different incidents concerning those chemical compounds.

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You should follow all advice for protective clothing or equipment that appears on the label. However, the lack of any statement or the mention of only one piece of equipment does not rule out the need for additional protection. Even though the label may not specifically require them, you should wear a long-sleeved shirt, long-legged trousers, and gloves whenever handling pesticides. 9 Precautionary statements under “Hazards to Humans” section on the label (EPA, Protective Clothing for Pesticide Users Poster).

3. Take steps to avoid heat illness. © 1998 by CRC Press LLC 4. 5. Provide handlers a pesticide-free area for • storing personal clothing not in use • putting on PPE at start of task • taking off PPE at end of task. Do not allow used PPE to be worn home or taken home. Care of PPE: 1. Store and wash used PPE separately from other clothing and laundry. 2. If PPE will be reused, clean it before each day of reuse, according to the instructions from the PPE manufacturer unless the pesticide labeling specifies other requirements.

All pesticides will be classified into general use or restricted use categories. © 1998 by CRC Press LLC 4. Restricted -use pesticides must be applied by a certified applicator. 5. Pesticide-producing establishments must be registered and inspected by the EPA. 6. Use of any pesticide inconsistent with the label is prohibited. 7. States may register pesticides on a limited basis for local needs. 8. Violations can result in heavy fines and/or imprisonment. As intended by Congress, FIFRA has four main thrusts: 1.

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