chapter 8

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  1. what is the most comon cause of pesticide poisoning for applicators?
    through skin contact.
  2. when should u wear elbow length chemical resistant gloves?
    always wear them when handling pesticides, except those that r relatively nontoxic
  3. why not use coton or leather gloves when handling highly toxic pesticides?
    cause they can be more hazardous than no protection at all. they absorb n hold pesticides close to ur skin for long periods of time.
  4. must u always wear a suit when handling highly toxic chemicals?
    they r recommended when handling highly toxic (category 1) pesticides.
  5. how often should u wash ur contaminated overalls ?
    spray clothes should be changed n washed daily.
  6. should u ever wash the inside of ur boots?
    yes. wash boots after each use n dry thoroughly inside n out.
  7. when is it necessary to wear goggles or a face shield?
    whenever the pesticide could contact ur eyes, when u r pouring or mixing concentrates, or working in a highly toxic spray or dust.
  8. why should u especially notice the headband of your goggles or face shield?
    if the headband absorbs chemicals, it will become contaminated and continuiusly expose u to pesticides.
  9. what types of hats r useful to protect your neck n head from highly toxic pesticides?
    chemical resistant rainhats, wide brimed hats, n washable hard hats (w no absorbing liner).
  10. are cotton or felt hats good enough?
    no. they absorb pesticides.
  11. how do u know if a respirator is necessary?
    the label will tell.
  12. when must u always wear a respirator?
    when mixing or filling highly toxic pesticides.
  13. should applicators who will be constantly exposed to small amounts of toxic pesticides for a day or several days wear a respirator?
  14. when r cartridge respirators often used?
    they r used for short exposure periods to concentrated chemicals or for a long exposure period to low concentrations of toxic chemicals.
  15. what is the main drawback of cartridge respirators?
    leakage around the face shield.
  16. should u try to fit the respirator so that some air can leak in around ur face?
    no. should always seal around ur face.
  17. when should u replace the filter on your respirator?
    when it loks dirty or if breathing becomes difficult.
  18. how often should the cartridge on your respirator be changed?
    every 8 hours of use.
  19. how should u safely clean n store a respirator?
    wash the face piece w detergent n warm water. rinse. wipe dry w clean cloth. store in a tightly closed plastic bag.
  20. is it safe to work alone when u r handling highly toxic pesticides?
  21. if u r careful, is it al right to snack or chew tobacco while u r on the job?
    if u wash ur face n hands before eating drinking or smoking it is probably ok.
  22. should u wear your pesticide soaked clothing again as soon as it dries n only launder it once or twice a week?
    no. it must be laundered first.
  23. cholinesterase tests whether u have ben over exposed to _____ or ______ pesticides?
    carbamate. organophosphate.
  24. why should u wash ur hands before removing your gloves?
    washing before removal will not contaminate your hands or the inside of the gloves.
  25. does natural rubber protect against liquid pesticides?
    no. is only effective for dry formulations
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chapter 8
2012-01-14 14:19:36

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