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1 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Alabama Retail is committed to partnering with our members to create and keep safe workplaces. Be sure to check out all of the training tools that are available in our Safety Library. This training tool is brought to you by

2 Working Safely Outdoors

3 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Session Objectives Identify outdoor hazards Prevent injury or illness Apply effective first aid

4 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Prequiz: True or False? A variety of outdoor hazards can cause injury or illness. There’s little you can do to protect yourself from outdoor hazards. It’s safe to approach wild animals if they appear harmless. Pesticides can be hazardous to your health.

5 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Poisonous Plants

6 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Know How to Identify Poisonous Plants Leaves of three, let them be. “ ”

7 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hat Long-sleeved shirt & gloves Long pants and socks Safety glasses Boots/outdoor shoes Protection Strategies

8 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Poisonous Plant First Aid

9 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Normal stings/bites Allergic reactions Severe reactions Normal stings/bites Allergic reactions Severe reactions Insect Bites and Stings

10 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Spider Bites Black Widow Spider Brown Recluse Spider SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION

11 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Preventing Insect Bites Cover up Wear white or light colors Use insect repellent Wear perfume or cologne Swat insects Do outdoor work if severely allergic

12 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Insect Bite First Aid For most people: Apply ice Use Calamine or hydrocortisone Remove stinger If you’re allergic: Allergy kit Medical ID tag Allergy shots

13 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Lyme Disease Lyme disease — n. bacterial infection caused by the bite of a tick. © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0906

14 Preventing Lyme Disease Avoid tick-infested areas Wear long clothing Use tick repellent Perform tick checks Remove ticks properly © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0906

15 Outdoor Hazards: Match the picture to the hazard Tick Black widow spider Brown recluse spider Poison ivy

16 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Outdoor Hazards: Match Hazards to First Aid Apply ice Remove with tweezers Get immediate medical attention Wash three times Poison ivy contact Black widow bite Insect bite/sting Tick bite

17 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Do you understand: Poisonous plant hazards, protection strategies, and first aid? Insect bite/sting hazards, prevention, and first aid? Lyme disease causes and prevention? Outdoor Hazards And Precautions Do you understand: Poisonous plant hazards, protection strategies, and first aid? Insect bite/sting hazards, prevention, and first aid? Lyme disease causes and prevention?

18 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Risks Reactions Venomous snakes Snakebites Risks Reactions Venomous snakes

19 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Wash bite Immobilize area Get medical help Wrap bandage above bite Use suction device Snakebites First Aid Use ice Use tourniquet Give electric shock Make wound cuts

20 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Avoiding Snakebites Leave snakes alone Stay out of tall grass Watch your hands Be alert in rocky areas © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0906

21 Infections Rabies Other Animal Bites Infections Rabies

22 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Animal Bite First Aid Stop bleeding Wash wound Bandage Get medical attention Locate animal Get rabies shots

23 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Strategies for Avoiding Animal Bites 1. Keep clear 2. Don’t get between animals 3. Don’t disturb when eating 4. Back away slowly 5. Wrap arm in jacket 6. Stay clear of babies © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0906

24 Acclimation Cooling Common sense Humidity Protection Fluids Preventing Heat Illness Acclimation Cooling Common sense Humidity Protection Fluids

25 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hypothermia Frostbite Preventing Cold Illness Hypothermia Frostbite

26 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Pesticides And Herbicides

27 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Cuts and amputations Eye injuries Back injuries Fires Outdoor Power Tool Hazards Cuts and amputations Eye injuries Back injuries Fires

28 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Operation PPE Lifting and posture Focus Avoid wearing loose clothing Gas Outdoor Power Tool Precautions

29 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Outdoor Safety: Choose the Safe Answer If you see a snake, you should: a. Try to kill it b. Stay 6 feet away Wild animal bites are: a. Not dangerous b. Could be dangerous Most pesticides are classified as: a. Hazardous b. Not hazardous a. Need PPE b. Don’t need PPE When using outdoor power tools, you:

30 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Do you understand: Snakebite hazards, first aid, and prevention? Other animal bite hazards, first aid, and prevention? Preventing heat and cold illness? Working safely with pesticides and herbicides? Working safely with outdoor power tools? Outdoor Safety Do you understand: Snakebite hazards, first aid, and prevention? Other animal bite hazards, first aid, and prevention? Preventing heat and cold illness? Working safely with pesticides and herbicides? Working safely with outdoor power tools?

31 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Key Points to Remember Recognize poisonous plants. Protect yourself from insect bites. Avoid snakes and other wild animals. Take proper precautions when working in the heat or cold. Be careful using pesticides and herbicides. Understand outdoor power tool hazards and precautions.


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