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close this bookPesticide Safety for Farmworkers - Uso seguro de pesticidas para los trabajadores del campo (Peace Corps, 1994, 26 p.)
View the documentInformation
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentReconocimientos
View the documentPreface
View the documentPrefacio
View the documentSigns and symptoms of pesticide poisoning
View the documentSeñales de envenenamiento con pesticidas
View the documentVery serious symptoms
View the documentSintomas peligrosos
View the documentFirst aid: What to do in case of an accident
View the documentPrimeros auxilios: Que puede hacer en caso de un accidente
View the documentResidues
View the documentResiduos
View the documentWork clothes
View the documentRopa de trabajo
View the documentDo's: Safe pesticide practices
View the documentHaga lo siguiente
View the documentDont's: Unsafe pesticide practices
View the documentNo haga esto
View the documentThe label
View the documentLa etiqueta
View the documentRe-entry period
View the documentEl tiempo de reingreso
View the documentWorker protection standards
View the documentLas reglas para la protección de todos los trabajadores


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
(703) 557-7666

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.