Agriculture and forestry: how climate change is creating new and emerging OSH risks

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The effects of climate change will have a significant impact on agriculture and forestry. Our new policy brief looks at how these changes will affect occupational safety and health (OSH) in the sector.

Adapting work practices to take account of the effects of climate change requires the assessment of new and emerging risks, such as increased exposure to heat, disease and pests, and dust. The brief also considers how these changes will affect psychosocial risks for farmers and foresters, with uncertainty over the impact of climate change on production — and the pressure of meeting EU requirements to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts — likely to cause considerable stress.

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