Safety Guidance

AGS Guidance on Dangerous or Injurious Plants

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Published September 2018
Geotechnical and geo-environmental engineers often need to visit sites as part of desk study work to determine potential site features relevant to the proposed site use. Often these sites may be heavily vegetated and may have been colonised by various plant species including plants which may harm individuals coming into physical contact with them. It is important that those individuals undertaking site visits are able to recognise the most common of these and avoid contact with them. Where skin contact is made then those undertaking the site work should be aware of the potential health impacts and appropriate treatment required.

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