Working safely with soil

Landscapers are at risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease through their contact with soil, compost, and potting mix. This article provides advice from WorkSafe on how employers and workers can protect themselves and prevent dangerous bacteria from being inhaled at work

Legionnaires’ disease (legionellosis) is a lung condition with symptoms similar to pneumonia, such as coughing, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches, and headaches.

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