Urban pest control operators in Australia

Macfarlane, Ewan; Benke, Geza; Goddard, David; Sim, Malcolm
June 2007
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Jun2007, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p422
Academic Journal
The article discusses the health hazards on the occupational task of pest control operators and the general measures employed to control these hazards in Australia. This primarily presents a summary on the occupational tasks of Australian domestic and commercial pest control operators, the spectrum of occupational hazards visible in their work and the general measures exhibited to control these hazards in the industry. It identifies the situation in the pest control industry, regarding the country's pest species, pesticides used, application methods, educational requirements, laws, regulations and protective clothing. Details on the kind of job pest control operators do, as well as the health hazard present were further considered.


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