Anyone who works outside has to deal with insects, and usually, that's something workers just deal with... until it starts becoming a danger. Employers are encouraged to help outdoor employees take care to avoid vector-borne pathogens like Lyme disease, West Nile, and others. Here's a look at workplace safety regarding insects.
In the warmer months, construction workers and others who spend their days outdoors enjoy the sunshine, longer days, and more cooperative weather. However, there can also be new potential problems for employees, and additional liabilities for employers. One of these potential problems is the influx of certain insects that carry illnesses.