ERIC Number: ED281708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Pesticide Safety for Farmworkers = Uso Seguro de Pesticidas para los Trabajadores del Campo.
Poli, Bonnie; Fluker, Sam S.
A booklet for farmworkers and employers uses illustrations and simple text in English and Spanish to inform about the dangers, precautions, and use of pesticides. Topics covered include methods of pesticide absorption; signs/symptoms of pesticide poisoning; first aid; residues; appropriate work clothes; safe and unsafe pesticide practices; how to interpret information found on pesticide labels--brand name, meaning of the signal words danger/warning/caution, printed first aid directions, directions for use of pesticides and precautionary statements; re-entry periods; and worker protection standards. A list of addresses and telephone numbers for regional offices of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and toll-free number and address of the Agency's Pesticide Farm Safety Program are provided. (LFL)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Agricultural Laborers, Agricultural Personnel, Agricultural Safety, First Aid, Migrant Workers, Occupational Safety and Health, Pesticides, Physical Environment, Physical Health, Poisoning, Safety Education, Work Environment
Pesticide Farm Safety Staff (TS-757), Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20460.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Florida Cooperative Extension Service.