Exposure to biological agents in the workplace: how can we protect workers particularly at risk?

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Five EU-OSHA discussion papers identify sectors in which workers are at high risk of exposure to biological agents: animal-related occupations; waste management and wastewater treatment; arable farming; jobs involving travel and contact with travellers; and healthcare.

The papers present the findings of a research project carried out to tackle the knowledge gap on biological agents in the workplace and the related health effects. They look at vulnerable groups and emerging risks and provide recommendations for effective prevention.

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