COVID-19 pandemic reinforces need to protect workers from exposure to biological agents
A new report summarising the findings of a major EU-OSHA project aims to raise awareness of workplace exposure to biological agents and provide crucial information for policy-makers.
Exposure to biological agents in the workplace is associated with numerous health problems, including infectious diseases and allergies. Even though a broad range of occupations is affected, there is a general lack of awareness of this issue.
The project’s findings are particularly pertinent given the current COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the importance of raising awareness and prioritising the prevention of work-related diseases caused by biological agents at all levels.