EU-OSHA publishes policy brief on climate change and agriculture health and safety

29 June 2021

Article: 55/2609

The European Agency for Health and Safety at Work (EU-OSHA) has published a policy brief looking at the implications of climate change on occupational safety and health in agriculture and forestry sectors.

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.

The brief presents recommendations to minimise risks, such as awareness-raising programmes and more proactive monitoring of workers’ physical and mental health.

Source: EU-OSHA, 25 June 2021