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Pesticides

What you need to know

Pesticides can cause serious skin and respiratory complaints. The law says that employers must take every to protect employees from the effect of pesticides. In tree work pesticides are used in a number of different ways. Many pesticides are applied using hand-held equipment such as a knap sack sprayer. Alternatively, workers involved with planting trees may plant saplings that have been pre-treated with pesticide products.

What employers need to do

Read the label

Read the pesticide product label carefully (or the text of any off-label approval) and fulfil the legal requirement to comply with its contents about

What workers need to do

At the end of each work period:

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2013-12-20