As the weather warms, workplace safety is a top priority as many jobs gear up for outdoor activity-perhaps, spring cleaning of a work site or storage building. Care should be taken as warm weather is also a time for spiders to be active.
Safety at LEAD always comes first, and preventing an incident before it happens is a win for all. LEAD had an employee that a spider bit. LEAD Corpus Christi Joseph Aceves, Operations Manager, immediately pulled together an HSE alert and distributed it to all employees at job sites.
“I was helping an employee move a piece of the grating. After we set it down, we walked back and felt a pain like I was stung by a bee. When I touched my armpit, the was a little spider. I threw it down, and the other guy killed it. I reported it to Mike Thorn, the supervisor. The then called Edwin, and he took me to see the nurse.”
– LEAD Employee
The employee recovered fine and is back at work. “It is crucial when a situation arrives that we educate all employees to prevent future happenings, Joseph Aceves says.” I sent the attached alert out to all the employees we have working to help them be aware of Spiders now that the weather is heating up.”