Archive Article: 1997/03/28

28 March 1997




PRODUCT labels are a valuable source of information for a manager or adviser making decisions.

For the operator, they give practical detail of application and any precautions that have to be taken to safeguard crop, person, wildlife and environment.

The statutory conditions box on the front of an approved label highlights areas covered by the full force of the law.

The practical aspects of use and timing must be followed if the product is to be effective. That includes method of mixing, tank mixing, growth stages, soil types and need for agitation.

Standard risk symbols such as the black St Andrews Cross on an orange background, indicate that a product must be subject to a COSH&#42 Assessment the first time it is used on the farm. &#42

PRODUCT labels are a valuable source of information for a manager or adviser making decisions.

For the operator, they give practical detail of application and any precautions that have to be taken to safeguard crop, person, wildlife and environment.

The statutory conditions box on the front of an approved label highlights areas covered by the full force of the law.

The practical aspects of use and timing must be followed if the product is to be effective. That includes method of mixing, tank mixing, growth stages, soil types and need for agitation.

Standard risk symbols such as the black St Andrews Cross on an orange background, indicate that a product must be subject to a COSH&#42 Assessment the first time it is used on the farm. &#42


LABEL POINTERS


&#8226 Label information includes:

– Statutory conditions of use.

– Risk statements and safety precautions.

– Advisory information.

&#8226 Statutory Conditions are legal conditions.

&#8226 Products classified Harmful, Irritant, Toxic or Corrosive identified by symbols.

&#8226 Risk phrases say whether human hazard is by skin, eye, swallowing or inhalation.

&#8226 Safety precautions are given, eg wash hands and exposed skin.

&#8226 Advisory information aids effective use and safety for operator, livestock, public and environment.

&#8226 Environmental hazards and risks are identified.

&#8226 Personal protective equipment (PPE) needs are listed.

&#8226 First aid and medical information is given.

&#8226 Label gives information for COSH&#42 assessment.


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