In this Unit we will cover: Bees and Wasps
Unit 1 - OVERVIEW
Stinging insects can be hazardous to workers. The health effects of stinging range from mild discomfort to a lethal reaction for those who are allergic. Anaphylactic shock is the bodys severe reaction to stings and requires immediate emergency care!
Unit 1 - Overview - cont.
It is important for employers to train their workers about the risks of exposure to stinging insects, how they can prevent and protect themselves from stings, and what they should do if they are stung.
Preventing Insect Stings
- wear light colored clothing - wear clothing to cover as much of the body as possible - do not swat at them if near you - avoid flowering plants - avoid wearing perfumed soaps, deodorants, and colognes
- Wash the site with soap and water. - remove stinger without squeezing it - apply ice to reduce swelling - don't scratch the sting as this may cause swelling and risk of infection
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Workes with a history of severe allergic reactions to stings should consider carrying anEpinephrine Auto Injector (EpiPen) and should wear a medical I.D. braclet or necklace stating their allergy!