Protective clothing for farm workers

Exposure to pesticides and organic dust are the most important occupational risks among small and marginal farmers. To overcome their occupational health hazard, protective clothing /accessories were designed and tested for their suitability and acceptability. Suitability assessment of designed protective clothing highlighted that all the functional features incorporated in the garments/ accessories were assessed to be highly suitable as they provided protection to the wearer without causing any health problem or the hindrance while working. The designed protective clothing for the farm workers reduced their occupational health hazards and increased their work efficiency.

Recommended protective clothing for pesticide applicators are Dress Jacket with hood and pyjama of water proof fabric (having lining of cotton hosiery fabric), Mask resistant to chemicals (Respirator particulate), Glasses/goggles, Sports shoes and Surgical gloves. Recommended protective clothing for threshing period are Apron with hood and full sleeves with elasticized cuffs (for males), Kameez with full sleeves preferably elasticized cuffs (for females), Pleated mask / beak mask, Glasses/goggles and Sports shoes.

 
Protective clothing for pesticide applicators and threshing

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