Agriculture and forestry: how will climate change affect worker safety and health?

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25/06/2021

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Climate change presents a bigger challenge to agriculture and forestry than perhaps to any other sector. A new policy brief looks at the implications of this for occupational safety and health (OSH).

Increasing temperatures and more frequent extreme weather events mean that emerging risks will need to be assessed and work practices adapted, for instance, to avoid heat exhaustion and exposure to dust and diseases.

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