Module 3: Special Issues
Table Of Contents
- Label Basics
- Parts of the Label
- Special Issues
- Applying the Principles of Pesticide Label Review
- Emerging Issues and Course Completion
Section 1: What are precautionary statements?
- Describe the purpose of precautionary statements.
- Describe the purpose of hazards to humans and domestic animals statements.
- Describe the purpose of environmental hazards statements.
- Describe the purpose of physical and chemical hazards statements.
- Describe the purpose of first aid statements.
Purpose of Precautionary Statements
Precautionary statements are designed to provide pesticide users with information regarding the toxicity, irritation, and sensitization hazards associated with the use of a pesticide, as well as application instructions and information to reduce exposure potential. Precautionary statements include child hazard warnings, engineering control statements, environmental hazard statements, first aid statements, hazards to humans and domestic animals statements, personal protective equipment (PPE) statements, physical or chemical hazard statements, signal words, user safety recommendations, and user safety requirements.
Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals Statement
The hazards to humans and domestic animals statement provides precautionary language advising of potential hazards to humans and domestic animals.
These statements must appear under in the precautionary statements section of the label, under the subheading “Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals.” These statements should be organized so that the most severe routes of exposure, as supported by the toxicity category classification, are listed first.
For more information about hazards to humans and domestic animals statements, see Chapter 7, Section III.D of the Label Review Manual (PDF) (18 pp, 933.36k, About PDF).