Crop Protection Products

Personal protective equipment is apparel and devices worn to protect the body from contact with pesticides or pesticide residues, including aprons, chemical-resistant suits, coveralls, footwear, gloves, headgear, protective eyewear and respirators. This brochure (and related video) focus on some of the basics of personal protective equipment (PPE) but does NOT substitute for following the pesticide product label, the PPE user instructions, and all applicable government regulations.

Personal protective equipment is apparel and devices worn to protect the body from contact with pesticides or pesticide residues, including aprons, chemical-resistant suits, coveralls, footwear, gloves, headgear, protective eyewear and respirators. This video (and related brochure) focus on some of the basics of personal protective equipment (PPE) but does NOT substitute for following the pesticide product label, the PPE user structions, and all applicable government regulations.

Presentation from the 2007, 13th Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario by Katriona M MacNeil.

Pesticide laws protect the health and safety of all workers in Canada, regardless of citizenship or status.

Pesticide regulation exists at all government levels. Pesticide laws will be enforced in your workplace even if you are a foreign worker or do not have a valid work permit.

This guide document reviews the definition of pesticides, outlines ways to protect oneself from pesticide exposure, reviews regulations, and lists provincial and territorial pesticide and health and safety agencies.

Resource in English only.

This booklet explains how to prevent hantavirus infections and put a risk control program in place. This booklet contains guidelines that apply to any work location where workers may come in contact with infected rodents and their droppings. Click here.

Canada’s agricultural industry relies on seasonal workers to complete agricultural production work within seasonal windows. Many of these seasonal workers may lack an understanding of the health and safety issues related to the various types of agricultural work, limited in some cases, due to cultural or language differences. This half day seasonal worker health and safety orientation program is designed for farm owners and managers to use along with their own training programs for their seasonal workers.

Organo-phosphate insecticides are a type of pesticide used to kill or control insects. Download this booklet explaining how OPs affect human health and what employers, supervisors, and workers must do to work safely with OPs. This booklet also deals with OPs labelling, person protective equipment, and employer's, supervisor's and workers' responsibilities.