Hazardous substances — pesticides

Visual resources
New Zealand
English
2015

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The first episode of the cartoon series is about the risk associated with handling pesticides without proper prevention measures. The young worker is careless and suffers intoxication because he did not wear the proper protective equipment when he was in the fields spraying plants. The video recommends using less hazardous substances, reading and adhering to manufacturers' prescriptions, closing the cabin of spraying tractors, wearing appropiate protection (clothing, gloves, respirators and goggles) and providing training.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
ZEMĚDĚLSTVÍ, LESNICTVÍ A RYBÁŘSTVÍ
Provider: 
WorkSafe New Zealand
Tasks covered: 
Applying Pesticides
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Hazard - health effects: 
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Prevention measures: 
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Training
Target group: 
Workers

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