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Unformatted text preview: SPIDERS SPIDERS YOUR HARDHATS ARE USELESS AGAINST THEM OVERVIEW OVERVIEW • WHY SPIDERS? • WHICH ARE DANGEROUS • IDENTIFICATION • TREATMENT • PREVENTION WHY SPIDERS? WHY SPIDERS? • JOBSITES CAN MIMIC HABITATS – Laydown yards – Storage trailers – Debris/trash – Boots, gloves, coveralls WHICH ARE DANGEROUS? WHICH ARE DANGEROUS? • BLACK WIDOW • BROWN RECLUSE BLACK WIDOW ID BLACK WIDOW ID • Throughout USA • SHINY BLACK SURFACE • RED “HOUR GLASS” • 1/2” BODY SYMPTOMS SYMPTOMS • Pain for 8­12hr • Local swelling • Severe cramping in abdominal muscles • Nausea/fever • Symptoms for several days BROWN RECLUSE ID BROWN RECLUSE ID • southern Midwest to gulf of Mexico • Golden Brown • Fiddle/Violin • ¼” to ¾” SYMPTOMS SYMPTOMS • Redness • Nausea/fever • Weakness/joint pain • Tissue at bite dies and sheds TREATMENT TREATMENT • Clean bite with soap/ water • apply ice to bite • Elevate and immobilize • Capture the spider • Seek medical attention PREVENTION PREVENTION • OSHA • subpart h 1926.250 • (c) housekeeping: Storage areas shall be kept free from accumulation of materials that constitute hazards from tripping, fire, explosion, or pest harborage. PREVENTION PREVENTION • Keep site clean • Inspect/shake out clothing/shoes • Wear PPE when handling stored material/cleaning • Use insect repellants such as DEET or Picaridin SUMMARY SUMMARY • hourglass/fiddle mark • Keep site clean/spray • Wear PPE ...
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