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Document ID (ISN)102653
CIS number 03-1931
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Agriculture Information Sheet No.23 Supplement (rev.)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Avoiding ill health at open farms - Advice to teachers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2002. 1p.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This information sheet provides advice to teachers on how to reduce health risks to children during visits to open farms. The main hazard is a transmission of animal microorganisms to humans; E. coli O157 in particular can cause severe illness in young children. Contents: precautions to be taken before the visit (reading and understanding the advice in the main information sheet aimed at farmers (CIS 01-580), making provisions for the proper supervision of children during the visit); precautions to be taken during and after the visit (preventing children from touching animals, washing of hands, eating arrangements, supervision of children). Reprinted with updated references (replaces the supplement sheet analysed as part of CIS 01-580).
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; children; teaching; biological hazards; agriculture; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) colibacilli; zoonoses; personal hygiene; infection control; information of personnel; handling of animals; washing facilities; data sheet; hazard evaluation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Livestock rearing
Biological hazards
Teaching and educational institutions