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close this bookSafe Use of Pesticides (ILO, 1985, 52 p.)
close this folderI. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ON PESTICIDES AND THEIR SAFE USE
close this folder5. Education and information
View the document5.1 Education and training in the safe use of pesticides
View the document5.2 Instruction on safe working practices
View the document5.3 Instruction on emergency procedures

5.3 Instruction on emergency procedures

Workers should be instructed on the essential measures that should be taken in the event of pesticide spillage, the contamination of surrounding areas or pesticide poisoning and pesticide contamination of the skin or eyes, including first-aid measures.

Instruction about these measures will vary depending on the type of worker (warehouseman, transport worker, distributor or retailer, agricultural worker); moreover, persons who may be called upon to help deal with emergencies (ambulancemen, firemen) should receive similar instructions.