PesticideWise for Farmers and Growers
Use these questions to support you through the knapsack spraying process
Use these questions to help you stay safe when using your pesticide.
Understand the basics of how to knapsack spray so that you can choose the right technique for your spraying task.
Stay safe! Clean all your knapsack spraying equipment so that you stay safe net time that you spray. We show you how.
Protect your family, yourself, your neighbors, emergency workers and your land: dispose of pesticide waste safely.
Recording the use of crop protection products (CPPs) is an important step in improving your overall safety and well-being.
Learn about the choices you will need to make and understand why spraying at the right time matters.
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Protect your health. Take care of yourself and others when using pesticides.
Read your pesticide label to find out what to do if things go wrong. Make sure you know your emergency contacts and know what to do in the event of a major pesticide spill or pesticide poisoning.
Consider your health. Spraying pesticides safely takes skill, so you must be fit and well to use pesticides. If your health is not at its best, delay spraying until you are fit. Consider these health symptoms that could lead to excess exposure to pesticides.
If your health is not at its best, delay spraying until you are fit.
Care for yourself and others. Do not take risks. Know how to avoid harm and follow best practices.
Refer to your pesticide label: make sure that you use the right PPE to protect your eyes, face, lungs, hands, feet, body and head.
Wash your hands with soap as often as you need to, in particular before:
If your PPE and/or clothing becomes contaminated:
Find and fix the cause. Check your sprayer, check your spraying practice.
Wash your gloves before removing them to wash your hands.
After using pesticides and cleaning your knapsack sprayer, wash your gloves. Then remove your PPE carefully, so that you do not further contaminate your PPE.
Wash/shower your whole body with soap as soon as you can.
Put on clean PPE (at least clean coveralls or shirt and trousers and clean gloves)
and wash your spraying clothes separate from other clothes, in detergent and hot water.