Poultry dust is a problem with which all poultry farms have to deal. On account of the fact that there are no solicitors in Ganton, a small village in North Yorkshire, anyone looking to make a claim for compensation with regard to a work-related illness is recommended to search the web to find a specialist injury claim solicitor, like us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
The dangers of poultry dust in the farming industry
The village of Ganton is largely residential. Apart from the tiny retail trade and the odd restaurant and pub, the majority of people work in the farming industry, an industry which in general is notorious for its poor health and safety record. Farms that specialise in raising poultry, for example, have to be aware of the dangers that poultry dust carries for workers who are regularly exposed to it.
What is poultry dust?
Keeping poultry is a dusty business, especially where the poultry is kept in closed environments in which farm workers are expected to carry out certain tasks. Poultry dust consists of a mixture of various elements, including:
- Bedding material;
- Bird droppings;
- Bird feed;
- Dander (dead skin);
- Dust mites;
- Various endotoxins; and
- Fungal spores.
Respiratory illnesses in the farming industry
Respiratory diseases are prevalent within the farming industry, and poultry dust in particular represents a particular problem for poultry farm workers. Any resultant respiratory illnesses can result in breathing problems developing (some of which can be permanent), which can in turn result in workers becoming disabled and unable to carry on working. The problem is significant in terms of workforce illness, and for famers it means that it is important to take the necessary cost-effective steps in order to protect their workers.
Protecting poultry workers
It is incumbent on farmers to ensure their workers are fully aware of any risks, and that they issue the necessary respiratory protective equipment (RPE). The (Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publishes a document entitled “Controlling exposure to poultry dust. An occupational standard of good working practice for poultry farmers,” which is recommended reading for anyone involved and/or exposed to poultry dust.Open Claim Calculator
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Any poultry farm workers who have become ill through exposure to poultry dust and feel that their employer is responsible should contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline in order to raise a claim for compensation, for even if there were solicitors in Ganton it’s very unlikely that they would have as much knowledge about dealing with work-related respiratory conditions as we have.
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