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Zoonotic Diseases reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, 1995

What is RIDDOR?

Reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR), place a legal duty on:

  • employers;
  • self-employed people;
  • people in control of premises.

to report work-related deaths, major injuries or over-three-day injuries, work related diseases (including certain infections), and dangerous occurrences (near miss accidents).

For more information on RIDDOR, and how to report, see the Health and Safety Executive pages

Occupationally-acquired reportable zoonotic infections

Anthrax ( Bacillus anthracis)
(a) Work involving handling infected animals, their products or packaging containing infected material; or
(b) work on infected sites

Work involving contact with:
(a) animals or their carcasses (including any parts thereof) infected by Brucella spp. or the untreated products of same; or
(b) laboratory specimens or vaccines of or containing Brucella

(a) Avian chlamydiosis: Work involving contact with birds infected with Chlamydia (Chlamydophila) psittaci, or the remains or untreated products of such birds
(b) Ovine chlamydiosis: Work involving contact with sheep infected with Chlamydia (Chlamydophila) psittaci or the remains or untreated products of such sheep

Work involving contact with:
(a) human blood or human blood products; or
(b) any source of viral hepatitis

(a) Work in places which are or are liable to be infested by rats, fieldmice, voles or other small mammals;
(b) work at dog kennels or involving the care or handling of dogs; or
(c) work involving contact with bovine animals or their meat products or pigs or their meat products

Lyme disease: Work involving exposure to ticks (including in particular work by forestry workers, rangers, dairy farmers, game keepers and other persons engaged in countryside management)

Q fever: Work involving contact with animals, their remains or their untreated products.

Rabies: Work involving handling or contact with infected animals.

Streptococcus suis: Work involving contact with pigs infected with Streptococcus suis, or with the carcasses, products or residues of pigs so affected.

Tetanus: Work involving contact with soil likely to be contaminated by animals.

Tuberculosis: Work with persons, animals, human or animal remains or any other material which might be a source of infection.

Other: Any infection reliably attributable to the performance of the work as specified herein -

"Work with micro-organisms; work with live or dead human beings in the course of providing any treatment or service or in conducting any investigation involving exposure to blood or body fluids; work with animals or any potentially infected material derived from any of the above".

Last reviewed: 15 April 2011