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Preventing Exposure to Pesticides: Why and How to Choose Personal Protective Equipment


Preventing Exposure to Pesticides: Why and How to Choose Personal Protective Equipment

For the Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, the IRSST published a fact sheet which comes with a mini-poster will be of interest to farmers and to anyone who wants to better understand the information on pesticide labels and hence ensure their protection. The main regulatory aspects are stated as well as some simple rules to protect from exposure by the respiratory or cutaneous routes.

The criteria to be considered when choosing a mask, gloves or personal protective equipment according to the risk severity are listed. Links to useful sources of information and pesticide regulatory agencies complete the documents.

The fact sheet and the mini-poster are also available into French and Spanish.