Agricultural and horticultural activities like mixing, loading and applications where direct handling of the chemical occurs
Veterinary activities like cattle and sheep dipping
Seasonal field workers exposed to pesticide residues.
Health monitoring is required where there is a significant risk to workers’ health because of exposure to organophosphates pesticides.
It is important to get a copy of the safety data sheet (SDS) for agricultural chemicals being used, as the SDS provides more complete health risk and safe handling information compared with the product label, according to the guide.
It’s also important to follow all the safe use instructions in the SDS for workers who may be involved in decanting and diluting concentrated/full strength products.”
Glyphosate, while not an organophosphate, is a widely used pesticide and it is possible to measure glyphosate directly in blood and urine, but there is no standard with which the blood or urine test result can be compared that will indicate if there is any potential adverse health effect.