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Safety Tip of the Week – Bees and Wasps Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Bees and Wasps Safety

According to NIOSH, thousands of people are stung by insects each year and as many as 90–100 people in the United States die as a result of allergic reactions. Most individuals only experience minor swelling and pain after being stung, but many individuals can experience other symptoms after a sting....

Weekly Safety Meeting – Bee and Wasp Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Bee and Wasp Safety

Almost everyone has experienced some type of bee or wasp sting in his or her life. For most people stings from these insects does not pose a major issue. However, for others, there can be a severe allergic reaction that is life threatening. Even if you have not experienced a...

Safety Tip of the Week – Ticks

Safety Tip of the Week – Ticks

Tick-borne pathogens can be passed to humans by the bite of infected ticks. Ticks can be infected with bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Tick bite prevention: Avoid areas where there is a lot of vegetation or animals that can carry ticks. If you have to be in these areas, wear clothes...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ticks

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ticks

Ticks are small arachnids that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood. Ticks live in the fur and feathers of many animals and birds. There are many kinds of ticks in the United States and they can be found in virtually any area of the country....

Safety Tip of the Week – The Dangers of Snakes

Safety Tip of the Week – The Dangers of Snakes

It’s starting to warm up. We not only need to start thinking about water and ensuring we stay hydrated, but with the warm weather, snakes are coming out of hibernation and we need to be aware of the dangers. Venomous snakes can be dangerous to outdoor workers including farmers, foresters,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – The Dangers of Snakes

Weekly Safety Meeting – The Dangers of Snakes

Venomous snakes found in the United States include rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths/water moccasins, and coral snakes. They can be dangerous to outdoor workers including farmers, foresters, landscapers, groundskeepers, gardeners, painters, roofers, pavers, construction workers, laborers, mechanics, and any other workers who spend time outside. Although rare, some workers with a severe...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Insect Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Insect Safety

Insect Safety As summer approaches, you may notice an increase in the number of insects buzzing around outside. People with an allergy to stinging insects will want to take extra precautions this time of year. Up to 5 percent of Americans are at risk for a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic...

Safety Tip of the Week – Insect Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Insect Safety

Insect Safety As summer approaches, you may notice an increase in the number of insects buzzing around outside. People with an allergy to stinging insects will want to take extra precautions this time of year. Up to 5 percent of Americans are at risk for a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic...