Improving protective clothing for agricultural farmers and workers using pesticides – new ISO Standard
Issue 30 – August 2011
A new ISO Standard on protective clothing will help farmers and agricultural workers to reduce job-related risks when using liquid pesticides. Pesticides are commonly used in farming against pests, diseases, and weeds. Depending on the toxicity and the use scenario, they pose health risk if users do not wear adequate protective clothing. Protective clothing – Performance requirements for protective clothing worn by operators applying liquid pesticides ISO 27065:2011 addresses the protection of farmers and workers mainly during the application phase of pesticides – the work phase where most operator contamination occurs.