Hot summer months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who must protect
themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. Employers and
employees should know the potential hazards in their workplaces and how to
The sun and heat aren't the only 'culprits' that affect employees during the
dog days of summer. Insects can be more than just a nuisance to those who work
outside - some can cause serious illnesses including Lyme disease and West Nile
Virus. Here are just a few protective measures to help avoid the sting and bite
so often inherent with outside work during the summer months.
Employees in the construction, landscaping, forestry, farming, railroad, oil
field, park and wildlife management, and utility industries - to name a few -
are at increased risk of insect-related hazards. OSHA has more resource
information on these potential hazards and how to prevent them in an U.S.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration fact sheet covering:
AplusA-online.de - Source: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration