June 18
Anjum Shabbir
28th July 2020
Consumer, Health & Environment

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work issues warning about greater need to protect workers from exposure to biological agents

A report was drawn up to examine workplace exposure to biological agents before the COVID-19 outbreak, in which the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) highlights that the exposure is widespread and associated with numerous health problems, including cancer, infectious diseases and allergies, as well as emphasising that there is a lack of awareness in this area despite an existing legal framework to protect workers. It notes that the findings of the report are all the more important given the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report provides in-depth analyses for five sectors/types of occupation that are particularly at risk of exposure:

health care animal-related occupations waste and wastewater treatment arable farmin

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