Protecting the safety and health of workers in agriculture, livestock farming, horticulture and forestry

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This non-binding guide provides information and examples of good practice in connection with the implementation of safety and health directives, together with other necessary elements such as explanations and practical examples of the hazards and risks associated with all stages of farming, horticulture and forestry work. This guide is designed to help all stakeholders, in particular farmers, supervisors (especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)), employers, and workers and their representatives, to implement directives and to properly manage the prevention of risks associated with work. This guide also contains a summary of the various EU directives, relevant references and a bibliography of information providers, a glossary, a list of key questions and a list by topic, a table of practical examples and a general table of the duties of the relevant stakeholders. This guide contains various examples of good practice that have been either selected from guides already available in EU Member States or specially designed for this guide.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ, ΔΑΣΟΚΟΜΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΛΙΕΙΑ
Provider: 
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Tasks covered: 
Applying Pesticides
Contact with Humans or Animals
Food Processing
Handling Animals
Handling Plants
Processing Moldy Organic Materials
Working Outdoors
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Fungi
Viruses
Bacteria
Parasites
Zoonoses
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Fibres
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Asphyxiants
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Neurotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Fire and explosion
Exposure route: 
Bites and stings
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

Pesticides, asbestos

CAS Number: 
1332-21-4
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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