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Guidelines for the Safe and Effective Use of Crop Protection Products

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To support in-field training programmes for farmers, trainers and other agricultural workers using crop protection products, these guidelines bring together advice and recommendations in a simplified form. It should be clearly understood that these guidelines are intended to complement the requirements of any local and national laws and regulations and also the FAO International Code of Conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides. The information contained in this booklet is accurate to the best of the knowledge of CropLife International but no liability whatsoever can be accepted in respect of the use of this information nor in respect of any advice contained herein.

CONTENTS:

Choice of crop protection product. Purchase, transport and storage. Formulations, packs, measuring and mixing. Application equipment - use, maintenance and repair. Use of crop protection products in the field. General precautions. Operational precautions. First aid. Formulation types. Label information.

Guidelines for the Safe and Effective Use of Crop Protection Products
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Guidelines for Personal Protection when using Crop Protection Products in Hot Climates

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These guidelines are for use by trainers, extension officers, farmers and other agricultural workers using crop protection products in tropical conditions. In conjuction with the "guidelines for the responsible and effective use of crop protection products" they provide sufficient information for operators to handle and apply crop protection products safely in a variety of climatic conditions worldwide. It should be clearly understood that these guidelines are intended to complement the requirements of any local and national laws and regulations and also the FAO International Code of Conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides. The information contained in this booklet is accurate to the best of the knowledge of CropLife International but no liability whatsoever can be accepted in respect of the use of this information nor in respect of any advice contained herein.

CONTENTS:

How crop protection products can get into the body. General personal safety precaustions - reading the product label; preventing skin contamination; personal hygiene. Personal protection in hot climates - general advice; work clothing for handling and applying crop protection products; hand, eye and face protection; gloves; eye and face protection; other protective equipment; protection against leakage from application equipment. Materials, design, availability and maintenance of protective clothing items and equipment - protective garments; maintenance of work clothing; gloves; maintenance of gloves; boots; eye and face protection; aprons. Instructions for making personal protective equipment - face mask; two piece protective garment; apron.

Guidelines for Personal Protection when using Crop Protection Products in Hot Climates [ 1.7 mb ]


Guidelines for the Safe Warehousing of Crop Protection Products

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This booklet covers the important area of warehousing and storage of crop protection products. It includes advice on construction and operation of facilities, as well as procedures in case of emergency. It should be clearly understood that these guidelines are intended to complement the requirements of any local and national laws and regulations and also the FAO International Code of Conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides. The information contained in this booklet is accurate to the best of the knowledge of CropLife International but no liability whatsoever can be accepted in respect of the use of this information nor in respect of any advice contained herein.

CONTENTS:

Hazards - product; health; fire & explosion; environmental. Warehouse safety - location; site access; construction; retention; sfaety equipment; documentation. Warehouse management - responsibilities; security; supervision & training; warehouse structure; storage considerations; storage plan; ancillery and non-routing operations. Hygiene and personal safety - housekeeping; personal protective equipment; first aid. Spillages and waste disposal - spillages; clean-up; waste for disposal; disposal methods. Emergency management - emergency planning; emergency training; fire-fighting actions. Checklist. Storgae guide - hazard classes and symbols.

 

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Guidelines for the Safe Transport of Crop Protection Products

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This booklet deals with the safe transport of crop protection products. It includes advice on type and maintenance of vehicles, proper route planning, labelling and handling of loads, training of operators and drivers, as well as procedures in case of emergency. It should be clearly understood that these guidelines are intended to complement the requirements of any local and national laws and regulations and also the FAO International Code of Conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides. The information contained in this booklet is accurate to the best of the knowledge of CropLife International but no liability whatsoever can be accepted in respect of the use of this information nor in respect of any advice contained herein.

CONTENTS:

Organisation. General considerations - packaging, marking and labelling; climatic considerations; handling maethods and equipment. Road transport: additional considerations - carrier selection; driver selection and training; safety equipment and protective clothing; route planning; instructions to drivers. Loading and Dispatch - pre-loading inspections; stowage and securing of loads; load seggregation; dispatch checklist; unloading inspection. Emergency procedures - immediate response; first aid; containment; fire-fighting; fires involving the laod; clean-up and decontamination.

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