Agricultural chemicals and waste management

Risk assessment for workplaces

The hazards at work with agricultural chemicals and waste are very serious and the danger of undesirable phenomena with negative effects is very high.

In view of the existing risk, the level of risk must be reduced through appropriate action. Risk assessment is one of the basic elements of the risk management process. It involves closely monitoring the work process at individual workstations to identify critical points that may pose a risk to the safety and health of workers, with a view to identifying preventive measures and taking action to counteract and reduce the risks posed by existing hazards. For more information, see Area 15: Health and Safety.