Animal and insect safety

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Spider bites

Encountering a spider is not an ideal situation for most people. And for outdoor workers, including gardeners, farmers, construction workers and mail carriers, spiders can present an occupational hazard.
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Avoiding dog bites

Man’s best friend can be an occupational hazard for outdoor workers
Outdoor workers occasionally encounter animals when they’re on the job. The Humane Society and U.S. Postal Service provide guidelines on how to avoid dog attacks and bites.
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Encountering animals

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.
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Don't get bit

Every day, an average of 10 letter carriers are attacked by a dog, according to the Washington-based National Asso-ciation of Letter Carriers. The rate of dog bites begins to rise in February, and generally reaches an annual high in June.
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