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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

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

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 (small scale)

Grain & seed transfer (small scale)This 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 (small scale)

Weighing, milling and mixing animal feeds (small scale)This sheet describes good practice using dust extraction.


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AG4: Feeding livestock housed indoors

Feeding livestock housed indoorsThis sheet describes good practice using RPE with engineering controls.


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AG5: Seed cleaning (fixed and mobile plant)

Seed cleaning (fixed and mobile plant) This sheet describes good practice using dust extraction.


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AG6: Opening hay, haylage and silage bales

Opening hay, haylage and silage bales This sheet describes good practice using RPE.


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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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AG8: 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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AG9: Cleaning grain and animal feed stores, sheds and silos (small scale)

Cleaning grain and animal feed stores, sheds and silos (small scale)This sheet describes good practice using RPE.


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AG10: On farm cleaning and grading of bulbs, roots, tubers etc

On farm cleaning and grading of bulbs, roots, tubers etcAn occupational hygiene standard of good working practice for poultry farmers


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2020-07-06