Agrochemical Pesticide Safety Handbook by Michael F. Waxman

By Michael F. Waxman

Around the world, there are an enormous array of agricultural insecticides and chemical compounds used to cast off pests and to guard health and wellbeing, meals, and fiber. The secure dealing with, utilization, and disposal of those chemical substances and insecticides is of important significance. The Agrochemical and insecticides protection guide serves as a box source at the risks of those insecticides and chemicals.
Providing details on greater than 500 insecticides and a hundred agricultural chemical substances, this informative guide publications the reader in deciding on right respiration safeguard, chemical protecting garments, and garage equipment. The textual content additionally instructs clients on right reaction strategies for fires, spills, and different incidents concerning those chemical substances.

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1200) of 1986 requires that employers at manufacturing facilities, and any other work place where toxic chemicals are handled or processed, be provided Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all hazardous substances used in their facility, and to make these MSDSs available to all employees potentially exposed to these hazards. All employers, including those in agriculture, are covered by the Hazard Communication Standard as of May 1988. Every farm, ranch or business © 1998 by CRC Press LLC with one or more employees is affected by the standard, which formerly covered only the manufacturing industry.

EC is the abbreviation for emulsifiable concentrate. If the label does not state the formulation, you can often figure out what it is by reading the directions for use. 5. Ingredient Statement The ingredient statement tells you what is in the container. Ingredients are usually listed as active or inert (inactive). The active ingredient is the chemical that does the job that the product is intended to do. The ingredient statement must list the official chemical names and/or common names for the active ingredients.

6B show workers reading the label prior to use. A. THE INFORMATION ON THE LABEL The pesticide label contains basic information that clearly identifies the product. Some of this information must appear on the front panel. 7 shows an example of a label. 1. Trade Name The trade name is the producer's or formulator's proprietary name of the pesticide. Most companies register each brand name as a trademark and will not allow any other company to use that name. The brand name is usually the largest print on the front panel of the label.

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