Bilingual Warning Labels May Reduce Harmful Pesticide Exposure
Being able to read product warning labels may improve farmworker conditions and workplace safety, according to a recent study. California-based news source KQED reported a new study from Farmworker Justice identified the need to alter current pesticide labeling standards to include hazardous chemical information in Spanish. With farmworkers receiving less education about workplace safety, advocates stated that if pesticides carried warning labels, employees would be able to better protect themselves.
Advocates Suggest Breaking the Language Barrier with Custom Product Labels
KQED reported bilingual custom product labels will allow workers to understand how to safely handle pesticides.