Lyme Disease: Occupations at Risk

Occupations at Risk

All outdoor workers should check with their supervisor if they have questions about possible exposure to Lyme disease. Workers at risk of Lyme disease include, but are not limited to, those working in the following:

  • Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Forestry
  • Brush clearing
  • Land surveying
  • Farming
  • Railroad work
  • Oil field work
  • Utility line work
  • Park or wildlife management
  • Other outdoor work
Map of the USA with highlighted areas impacted by Lyme disease

Image courtesy of CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases

Page last reviewed: August 3, 2017