Oregon OSHA, NIOSH address pesticide PPE

Oregon OSHA recently released a brochure (.pdf file) for employers and employees on the requirements for personal protective equipment listed on pesticide labels. The brochure provides general advice about best practices for cleaning, maintaining and storing PPE, as well as choosing the most effective equipment.

In related news, NIOSH's Personal Protective Technology Program and the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory are requesting (.pdf file) information from agricultural pesticide handlers, their employers and related organizations about PPE issues, including comfort and damage from pesticides.

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