BSCI advises its Participants on the use of Chemicals in the Agricultural Sector

19-09-2012

The agricultural sector, in particular, requires the use of many chemicals, such as pesticides and fertilizers, which can be harmful to workers' health. Besides the requirements stated in the BSCI Code of Conduct which requests a safe and healthy workplace, BSCI has issued a guidance paper to provide its Participants with concrete actions to be taken to minimise risks associated with such chemicals. With this guidance, BSCI recommends its Participants to request specific attention during BSCI audits. These recommendations include, specific training of workers and farmers to safely use chemicals; effective risks assessments and investigations; and the replacement of hazardous substances with those that are less harmful where possible. Read the BSCI Guidance on the use of Chemicals in the Agricultural Sector.

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