The most recognizable of it's kind, provoking fear and fascination alike. Found in almost all work areas outdoors, rattlesnakes can be encountered in work environments across the US.
For certain workers, there can be a very real opportunity to encounter venomous snakes. Any of the following work could expose individuals to the dangers of snakes while on the job.
OSHA Standard 1926.21(b)(4) says that in job site areas where harmful plants or animals are present, employees who may be exposed shall be instructed regarding the potential hazards, and how to avoid injury, and the first aid procedures to be used in the event of injury.
Rattlesnakes make a distinct warning sound using their tails when they feel threatened.
There are many species of rattlesnakes in the United States and they are the most recognizable type of snake.
Rattlesnakes may be found sunning themselves near logs, boulders, or open areas.
Found in almost all work areas outdoors, rattlesnakes can be encountered across the United States including in the mountains, prairies, deserts and on beaches.
When covering the dangers of snake encounters during your safety meeting, make sure to emphasize these important points:
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