Ticks in the Workplace
Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that bite and feed on people and animals. When a tick bites, it can spread germs that can make people sick. Ticks are common in shaded, outdoor areas with grass, shrubs, rocks, logs, and fallen leaves. People who work outdoors in grassy, brushy areas or in oak, pine, or redwood forests may be at risk for tick bites and the diseases ticks can carry.
This online toolkit contains health information for employers and outdoor workers whose job sites and work activities could put them at risk for tick bites. The information in this toolkit is designed to help users know:
- Who is at risk for tick bites
- How to prevent tick bites while working outdoors
- How to remove an attached tick