The main objective of this session is to provide you with the information you need to work safely outdoors. By the time the session is over, you will be able to identify outdoor hazards, take proper precautions to prevent injury or illness, and apply effective first aid in the event of an injury or exposure.
Why “Working Safely Outdoors” Matters:
Working outdoors exposes you to many different types of hazards, including poisonous plants, insect bites and stings, snakebites, other animal bites or scratches, heat- and cold-related illness, pesticides and herbicides, and the hazards of any outdoor power tools you might use. To keep safe when working outdoors, you must be aware of all the hazards and the precautions you need to take to prevent injuries or illness.
- Recognize poisonous plants and take steps to avoid them.
- Protect yourself from insect bites and stings.
- Avoid snakes and other wild animals.
- Take proper precautions when working in the heat or cold.
- Be careful when using pesticides and herbicides, and remember that they are hazardous substances.
- Understand outdoor power tool hazards and precautions.