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Main Title Safety Problems Related to Exposure of Workers in Pesticide Formulation Plants.
Author Wolfe., Homer R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Chamblee, Ga. Office of Pesticides Programs.
Year Published 1972
Stock Number PB-276 873
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Industrial medicine ; Hazardous materials ; Industrial hygiene ; Accident prevention ; Exposure ; Education ; Industrial plants ; Industrial atmospheres ; Ventilation ; Protective clothing ; Hygiene ; Measurement ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Solid waste disposal ; Occupational safety and health ; Environmental health
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-276 873 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 8p
Workers in pesticide formulation plants are often exposed to relatively high levels of pesticide compounds. Since most chemical pesticides have at least some degree of toxidity to man, it is important that all workers, as well as management, be aware of any potential hazard that may accompany exposure to such compounds. Experience has shown that if proper precautionary measures are observed, workers can safely handle even the more toxic compounds. Although pesticides cause illnesses and even deaths each year, many of these cases are a result of carelessness or accident. Proper education as well as close supervision of workers may prevent some accidents and greatly reduce the number of illnesses resulting from carelessness. The main purpose of this chapter is to discuss some of the problems related to exposure of workers in formulation plants, to indicate various ways that unnecessary exposure to pesticides may occur and to point out certain precautions to prevent such exposure.