SAFETY MEASURES IN THE USE OF CHEMICALS FOR WEED CONTROL

SAFETY MEASURES IN THE USE OF CHEMICALS FOR WEED CONTROL

Safety precautions should be taken when handling herbicides that can becomes poisonous to both livestock and the farmer. They include;




  • The operator should wear protective clothing like gloves, gum boots, eye shields, overalls, Eye
    goggles, e.t.c before spraying
  • When spraying, the operator should not eat, smoke or drink anything.
  • When the nozzle of sprayer gets blocked, one should not unlock it by sucking or blowing with the
    mouth.
  • When spraying the operator should face the direction that wind is blowing to but not against wind.
  • Empty containers should be buried in a deep pit
  • After spraying, the sprayer should be washed thoroughly with Soap and water, rinsed and dried facing upside down.




  • After spraying, protective clothing should be carefully removed and washed with soap and water
  • In case of accidental contact with the herbicide, the affected area should be washed with a lot of water, and victim should be rushed to medical personnel
  • Unused chemicals must be kept in cool, dry place and out of reach of children

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