Safe Clothing - Around Chemicals

When working around chemicals, it is very important to read the product label to know clearly the precautions or protections that you should use.

Never be around chemicals while wearing short pants or sandals. It is against federal regulations for youth under the age of 16 to work with any pesticide that has a DANGER or WARNING label, but it is okay to work with chemicals that have a CAUTION label.

Some chemicals with a CAUTION label can hurt you if there is too much contact with your skin or your eyes. To protect against this, wear long sleeves, chemical resistant gloves, chemical safety goggles, a hat, and a respirator if you need it.

This video is used for the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP),, and in the AgSafety4U program.

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