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Agricultural workers

Workers in this sector undertake activities where they are exposed to high levels of dust and micro-organisms resulting in respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis.  Activities that lead to exposures and therefore respiratory disease include:

Examples of interventions include:

Information on these and other initiatives is available by registering on the Occupational Disease Community site.

Specific guidance for employers on reducing the incidence of respiratory disease is available on HSE’s agriculture web pages.

Updated 2014-04-07