Pflanzenschutzmittel sicher anwenden – Kampagne: Gib Acht, Krebsgefahr!

Title translated into English

Safe use of plant protection products – Campaign: Pay attention!

Film: Duration in minutes

1:54 minutes


The explanatory video illustrates possible hazards caused by pesticides. Using typical activities, it shows how pesticides can be handled safely and which measures protect against health hazards. The video is available in German on the AUVA YouTube channel


Pesticides can be dangerous to the health of users. However, safe working is possible through the correct handling of these agents and compliance with the STOP principle (priority of protective measures).


The health hazard of pesticides is often underestimated by users (farmers, employees in market gardens or in green space maintenance). Necessary protective measures are therefore not always implemented consistently enough. The explanatory video was produced in cooperation with the Austrian Social Insurance Institution for the Self-Employed (, which is responsible for accident prevention and prevention of occupational diseases of farmers. The video was developed as part of the AUVA campaign "Watch out, risk of cancer!" and is used for instruction purposes or to raise awareness in the context of training courses.

Target Group

Users of plant protection products (workers in green space maintenance and gardening companies; farmers)

Prevention campaign

Contact details Editor

AUVA - Austrian Workers Compensation Board
Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 65, at-1200 Vienna
+43 5939322906

Contact details Production company

VerVieVas GmbH
Heiligenstädter Strasse 31/1/701, Austria-1190 Vienna
+43 1 30 50 711