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Agriculture (Farming)

This COSHH series of information sheets will help people in the agriculture industry to comply with their duties under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) to control exposure to agricultural dusts and protect workers' health.

Agriculture [AG]

AG0: Advice for managers

  • AG0: Advice for managers Advice for managers This information will help managers to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure and protect workers’ health.

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AG1: Harvesting grain & seed crops

  • AG1: Harvesting grain & seed crops Harvesting grain & seed crops This sheet describes good practice using a combine harvester with a filtered air supply to the cab. Tractor-trailer drivers should keep upwind of dust clouds.

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AG2: Grain & seed transfer

  • AG2: Grain & seed transfer Grain & seed transferThis sheet describes good practice using enclosed and extracted transfer equipment or, if that is not practicable, respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

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AG3: Weighing, milling and mixing animal feeds

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AG4: Feeding pigs and poultry housed indoors

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AG5: Seed cleaning (fixed and mobile plant)

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AG6: Opening hay, haylage and silage bales

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AG7: Composting

  • AG7: Composting CompostingThis sheet describes good practice using vehicles with a filtered air supply to the cab, or if that is not practicable, RPE.

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Mushroom factsheet

  • Mushroom factsheetMushroom factsheetControlling exposure to dust and bioaerosols on farms growing common commercial mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)

AG9: Straw chopping and blowing

  • AG9: Straw chopping and blowing Straw chopping and blowing This sheet describes good practice using vehicles with a filtered air supply to the cab or, if that is not practicable, respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

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Replacement for AG10 and AG12: Controlling exposure to poultry dust

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AG11: Cleaning stores, sheds and silos

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AG13: Cleaning and grading bulbs, tubers, roots etc

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2015-08-13