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NIOSH fast facts: protecting yourself from stinging insects.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-117, 2010 Apr; :1-2
Outdoor workers are at risk of being stung by flying insects (bees, wasps, and hornets) and fire ants. While most stings cause only mild discomfort, some may result in severe allergic reactions that require immediate medical care and may cause death.
Outdoors; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Insects; First-aid; Allergic-reactions; Allergies; Emergency-equipment; Emergency-treatment; Skin-infections; Skin-protection; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-hazards
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-117
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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