Limit your exposure to dust and moulds during harvest

Take into consideration moulds and dust when doing your safety planning for harvest.

Threshing and grain moving leads airborne dust and moulds. Breathing in these elements can affect workers’ health and comfort, and, for someone with allergies, it can be life threatening.

To limit exposure have the correct and clean air filter in place when operating the combine; avoid direct exposure to dust whenever possible; properly adjust your combine to minimize grain damage and the amount of dust being generated; wear a new certified N-95 dust mask (respirator) that fits properly; and avoid dust exposure in the case of any chronic respiratory health issues.

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