Officials Codes of Practice – Safe use of pesticides in non-agricultural workplaces Codes of Practices

The NSW WorkCover Authority has prepared this code of practice as a guide for persons working in the pest control industry, green keeping and other industries. It offers practical and informative guidance on how to comply with the relevant legislation relating to the use and storage of pesticides and herbicides. This code of practice will promote safe and healthy practices in the use, storage and transport of pesticides by end users. It will assist users to minimise detrimental effects to human health and the environment by suggesting ways to control the risks of exposure to these hazardous substances. Persons who will find this code useful include contractors, council workers, grounds persons and green keepers who use pesticides as part of their work duties as well as pest controllers. This code covers applications both in the field and within and around buildings.This code will assist users to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety (Hazardous Substances) Regulation, the Dangerous Goods Regulation and the Pesticides Act. This code has also been written to ensure consistency with environmental legislation where relevant. It provides a single source of advice so that users will not have to consult several documents regarding occupational health and safety when using pesticides. Trainers, educators, medical practitioners and government officers may also find this code provides useful background material which will assist in providing advice to their clients.

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