Occupational exposures to agricultural dust by Western Australian wheat-belt farmers during seeding operations

  • Suzanne E. Gilbey, Linda A. Selvey, Ryan Mead-Hunter, Ben Mullins, Kevin Netto, Yun Zhao, Krassi B. Rumchev
  • Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, September 2018, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/15459624.2018.1521973

Occupational exposures to agricultural dust

What is it about?

Occupational exposures to agricultural dust by Western Australian wheat-belt farmers

Why is it important?

The study found that WA farmers and farm workers can be exposed to high personal dust concentrations that exceed the AIOH recommended guideline values when seeding.

Perspectives

Krassi Rumchev
Curtin University

Future research should look towards educating farm owners to placing less reliance on their experience and to providing workers with more information on health, safety.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2018.1521973

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Ryan Mead-Hunter and Krassi Rumchev

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