|Pesticide Safety for Farmworkers - Uso seguro de pesticidas para los trabajadores del campo (Peace Corps, 1994, 26 p.)|
This manual was developed as a supplemental guide to the Farmworkers Pesticide Safety Training slide-tape program. The manual provides basic pesticide safety information for farmworkers including: pesticide label information, protective clothing, recognizing signs and symptoms of pesticide poisoning and first aid information.
For additional copies of this manual or information on the Pesticide Safety slide-tape program contact:
Occupational Safety Branch (H7506C)
Office Of Pesticide Programs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC. 20460
Pesticides are used to kill pests
Pesticides are used to kill pests. Because pesticides are poisonous, they can also injure and kill people. Understanding about pesticides and how they can harm you and others can help prevent pesticide accidents.
The following pages will cover safety rules and information which will help you be safe from pesticide accidents at work and at home.
Know the three paths poisons use to enter the body
Know the three paths poisons use to enter the body. You can breath in pesticide fumes or dust. Your skin will absorb pesticides and you can accidentally swallow pesticides.