Animal and Insect Hazards

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Working outside in the spring months may mean working alongside insects and animals that could pose a threat to workers. OSHA offers the following tips for avoiding such injuries when working outdoors.

-Wear long pants, socks and long-sleeved shirts to protect against stinging and biting insects.

-Use insect repellents that contain DEET or Picaridin.

-Both dead and live animals can spread diseases such as rat bite fever and rabies.

Always avoid contact with rats and other wild or stray animals. If you cannot avoid contact, wear protective gloves and wash your hands frequently.  Always dispose of dead animals as soon as possible.  Remember, if you are bitten or scratched by an animal, seek medical attention immediately.

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1 Hour

At the end of this course you will have 2 attempts to achieve an 80% or above to receive your Certificate of Achievement!  Enjoy the course, and please fill out the survey at the end!