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Safety Tip of the Week – Insect Sting Allergies

Safety Tip of the Week – Insect Sting Allergies

Nearly everyone has experienced an insect bite or sting at some point in his or her life. Most of the time, these stings and bites lead to mild pain or itching, right where they occurred. Sometimes, however, people can experience more severe reactions that could be caused by an allergy...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Insect Sting Allergies

Weekly Safety Meeting – Insect Sting Allergies

Nearly everyone has experienced an insect bite or sting at some point in his or her life. Most of the time, these stings and bites lead to mild pain or itching right where they occurred. Sometimes, however, people can experience more severe reactions that could be caused by an allergy...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Insect Bites and Stings

Weekly Safety Meeting – Insect Bites and Stings

Bites and stings are a relatively common occurrence for people who work outdoors and in enclosed environments where bees and wasps, fire ants, insects and arachnids (spiders, scorpions, ticks and mites) feel at home. Employers and workers are encouraged to understand exposure risks, how to recognize and respond to stings...

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 – 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...