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Agrochemical and pesticide safety handbook by Michael F. Waxman

By Michael F. Waxman

Around the globe, there are an enormous array of agricultural insecticides and chemical compounds used to dispose of pests and to guard health and wellbeing, meals, and fiber. The secure dealing with, utilization, and disposal of those chemical compounds and insecticides is of significant significance. The Agrochemical and insecticides protection instruction manual serves as a box source at the dangers of those insecticides and chemicals.
Providing info on greater than 500 insecticides and a hundred agricultural chemical compounds, this informative guide courses the reader in picking right breathing defense, chemical protecting garments, and garage tools. The textual content additionally instructs clients on right reaction methods for fires, spills, and different incidents regarding those chemical compounds.

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Unless records are currently prescribed by the state (retail dealers who commercially apply restricted use pesticides (RUPS) may use the records they already keep under FIFRA to comply with the Farm Bill recordkeeping requirements and distribute these to their customers), the applicator shall maintain the following data elements for each RUP application: 1. The brand or product name and the EPA registration number of the RUP that was applied. 2. The total amount of the RUP applied. The total amount refers to the total quantity of pesticide product used, with each RUP being listed separately.

The protection afforded under this act is based on a system of drinking water standards set by the EPA. Each standard limits the amount of a specific © 1998 by CRC Press LLC contaminant that may be in drinking water. Primary standards—maximum contamination levels (MCLs), which apply to substances that may have an adverse effect on health, are enforced by the states and must be complied with. Secondary standards, which provide guidelines on substances that affect color, taste, smell, and other physical characteristics of water, are advisory.

Effects can range from mildly irritating to potentially highly carcinogenic. If employees may be potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals, the employer is required to develop a written hazard communication program that includes the following: 1. A MSDS for each known hazardous chemical used in the farm or business, along with container labeling or other forms of warning. 2. A written plan which outlines the method that will be used to inform employees, workers and outside contractors of hazardous chemicals to which they may be exposed while working on the site.

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