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Health topics in agriculture

Health problems caused by work can develop unnoticed, and in some cases may not appear until much later in life. You need to be aware of the health risks associated with your work and the signs or symptoms of developing ill health.

You should report any signs of illness to your employer as soon as you become aware of them. Don’t be afraid to visit your doctor. Make sure they know what you do for a living so they can start treating you as early as possible.

Early diagnosis and treatment may prevent your condition from worsening and may even save your life.

The following pages provide guidance on a range of key topics and forms the basis of health and safety advice for agriculture. Each topic page provides information and advice as well as references to some of the other most relevant HSE publications.

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2017-09-05