PESTICIDE-RELATED PUBLICATION OUTPUTS OF THE COEHR
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS SORTED BY DATE
IMPROVING NOTIFICATION OF PESTICIDE POISONINGS
The point chart is distributed to health care professionals to assist them in providing correct and complete information when
notifying the Department of Health of pesticide poisonings.
POOR URBAN CHILDREN ARE AT A HIGH RISK OF POISONING BY STREET PESTICIDES:
A Silent Public Health Concern (February 2010)
This policy brief aims to raise awareness about child pesticide poisoning as a public health concern and has been distributed amongst government, media and those concerned with public health policy.
Policy Brief 1
PESTICIDE INCIDENT REPORT FORM (February 2010)
Pesticide poisoning incidents are medically notifiable conditions. This form serves to notify the correct authorities of an incident
Pesticide Incident Report Form
GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING PESTICIDE POISONING (February 2010):
The document outlines guidelines for those dealing with child pesticide poisonings on diagnosis, treatment, notification and prevention
PESTICIDE LABEL CARD (2009):
Card to educate pesticide users about the meanings of commonly used pictograms and symbols, which are often misinterpreted and not understood.
This sticker highlights the dangers of the street pesticide aldicarb, known as "Two Steps". Users mix the informally sold black powder sticks
with food to kill rodents. Many young children are accidentally poisoned. Alternative forms of rodent extermination are encouraged.
The COEHR are working with government and private companies to subisidize the sale of rat traps in informal settlements.
GHS SYMBOLS & MEANINGS (2009):
The Global Harmonized System of Classification & Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is
a new system with the objective of harmonizing information on labels & SDSs.
The goal is to protect human health & the environment.
Pesticide Label Card with symbols and meanings
PAMPHLET ON PESTICIDES AND CHILDREN (2007):
Afrikaans , and
Work And Health in Southern Africa: Findings and outputs of the WAHSA programme 2004-8
WAHSA POLICY BRIEFS
Brief 1 Reducing pesticide
risks through building capacity of African regulators
Brief 2 Acute pesticide
poisoning and the need for national surveillance systems - The Case Example of Tanzania
Brief 3 South-South collaboration for
Brief 4 Pesticide Laboratory Capacity in the
SADC Region - A Vital Link in Pesticide Risk Reduction
Brief 5 Reducing the impact of pesticides
through Community Pesticide Monitoring
SOUTHERN AFRICAN PESTICIDES NEWSLETTER
Volume 1 Issue 1 June/July 2006
Volume 1 Issue 2 September 2006
Volume 2 Issue 1 January/March 2007
Volume 2 Issue 1 (Afrikaans) February/March 2007
Volume 2 Issue 2 September 2007
Volume 2 Issue 2 (Afrikaans) September 2007
Volume 2 Issue 2 (isiXhosa) September 2007
Volume 3 Issue 2 August 2008
PESTICIDES HEALTH AND SAFETY POSTERS
Wear Protective Clothing
Disposal of Empty Pesticide Containers
Pesticides are Hazards
Work Safely with Pesticides
Alternatives to Pesticides
Store Pesticides Correctly
Hazards of Pesticides
What should I do?
Prevent Pesticide Poisoning
Pesticide Hazards to Children
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