Chemical Safety

This page covers the following topics:

  • Overview
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Chemical Safety Requirements
  • Information & Training Requirements

Overview

Chemicals used in agriculture operations can be hazardous. Handling and applying chemicals may result in bodily exposure, while irritants may also enter the body through workers breathing in mist, dust, fumes, or smoke containing chemicals. This page discusses chemical hazards and safety solutions.

Chemical Hazards

During the course of their work, agricultural employees may be exposed to a variety of hazardous chemicals, including organic dusts, anhydrous ammonia, and cadmium. These chemical substances can damage the eyes, nose, and skin, and can also impair respiratory and renal system functions.

Organic Dusts


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