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Agricultural Farm Workers

Bilogical Hazards

EFFECTS & PREVENTION

  • Organic dust toxicity syndrome (ODTS), acute and chronic bronchitis, occupational asthma, eye irritation, dermatitis by exposure to organic respirable dusts (hay and grain dust)
  • Skin diseases such as fungal infections,allergic reactions and dermatosis
  • Parasitic diseases such as schistosomiasis, malaria, ascariasis and hook warm(as they intimate contact with parasites in soil, waste water/sewage, dirty tools and rudimentary housing).
  • Animal related diseases such as anthrax, bovine tuberculosis tetanus and rabies
  • Respiratory diseases in certain farm workers
      • BYSSINOSIS — COTTON CROP FIELD WORKERS
      • TOBACOSSIS--TOBACCO FIELD WORKERS
      • FARMERS LUNG—HAY OR GRAIN DUST
      • BAGASSOSIS—SUGARCANE DUST

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

    • Read and follow safety instructions supplied on product label.
    • Use appropriate personal protective equipment
    • Acquire sufficient skills for operation.
    • To prevent mold dust, dry moist materials before storing.
    • Periodical medical check-ups of the workers
    • Measures for prevention and suppression of dust such as wet process, enclosed apparatus, exhaust ventilation etc., should be used
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