Use of chemicals in agriculture

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The handbook focuses on the principles of health protection and safety at work in the context of hazardous substances in agriculture. It informs employers, employees, operators and the general public about the potential dangers arising from the hazardous features of these substances, and the possible risks arising from their use. It provides an overview of appropriate preventive measures.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Pěstování plodin jiných než trvalých
Živočišná výroba
Occupational Safety Research Institute
Tasks covered: 
Applying Pesticides
Handling Chemicals
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ocular (through eyes)
Skin absorption
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Účel informačních materiálů: 
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Workers representatives

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