Nettle-f - allergic to Bull Nettle If allergic, contact...

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BULL  NETTLE
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BULL NETTLE - Coarse prickly weed - Fragrant white flowers - Common throughout southern and eastern United States - Blooms from April to August. - Other names include Cnidoscolus texanus, Mala Mujer, stinging nettle, horse nettle, ball nettle, and ball nightshade. - Normally an indicator of compaction and anaerobic soil, meaning there is very little oxygen available. - Grows to be about 80 cm tall - Has a large, finger-shaped deep branching root - Leaves have 3 to 5 lobes which are toothed similar to a maple leaf Source: Jimmie W. Hinze
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BULL NETTLE - ANATOMY White Flowers 5 Lobe Leaves Glass-like Hairs Source: Jimmie W. Hinze
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IDENTIFICATION Source: Jimmie W. Hinze
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IDENTIFICATION Source: Jimmie W. Hinze
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SAFETY CONCERNS Releases a toxin into skin when touched Toxin causes an intense burning sensation Can remain red and swollen for a number of days after initial contact. Burning sensation can be intensified if
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Unformatted text preview: allergic to Bull Nettle If allergic, contact with the plant may be fatal. REPORTED FATALITIES No fatalities were noted in the OSHA data from 1990 to 2007. NETTLE RASH- Source: www.wikipedia.com OSHA 1926.604 Site Clearing (a) General requirements (1) Workers engaged in site clearing must have protection from plants , insects, and animals that may be hazardous. They must also know first aid for these hazards. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Long Thick Pants Close Toed Shoes Working Gloves Source: www.made-in-china.com SAFETY PRECAUTIONS The most effective precaution is avoidance of contact . To avoid contact, workers must be able to identify nettle on site. SAFETY PROCEDURES Minor rashes Apply sting relief cream Severe rashes Take to Medical Center Source: www.firstaidmonster.com Think safety Work Safely...
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 4735 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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