Working outside, specifically in landscaping, can bring about a variety of risks but one that may be forgotten is insects. Insect bites can potentially cause serious harm to one’s body and could even lead to death. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 83 workers died from injuries due to insects, arachnids, and mites from 2003 to 2010 with the majority involving bee stings. It is necessary to follow some best practices to prevent harmful insect bites or stings and identify how to provide first aid correctly (risk prevention information included in the link above).
This poster provides tips on safe practices for preventing insect bites.