COVID-19 pandemic reinforces need to protect workers from exposure to biological agents

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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.

Read the news release to discover more

Download the final report and summary

Find out more about work-related diseases due to biological agents

Check out PowerPoint presentations on the project and its findings: for experts and non-experts