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Instructional Design Portfolio: Beware of Ticks Safety Moment

This is a corporate safety moment for your meetings on Tick Safety when enjoying the outdoors this spring and summer. Feel free to embed this Safety Moment in a presentation, or play directly from YouTube if you wish to use it.

Here is the transcript:

As the weather warms up and nature comes alive, it's important to be mindful of the potential risks associated with outdoor activities, particularly the presence of ticks. Ticks are tiny parasites that can carry diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Here are some essential tips to stay safe from ticks this spring:

Wear Protective Clothing.

When venturing into wooded or grassy areas, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and closed-toe shoes.

Tucking your pants into your socks can also provide an additional barrier against ticks.

Use Insect Repellent.

Apply insect repellents to exposed skin and clothing. Follow the instructions carefully, especially when applying to children.

Perform Tick Checks.

After spending time outdoors, conduct thorough tick checks on yourself, your children, and pets.

Pay close attention to areas such as the hairline, underarms, groin, and behind the knees.

Shower After Outdoor Activities.

Taking a shower within two hours of coming indoors can help wash away any ticks that may be crawling on your skin but have not yet attached.

Inspect Gear and Equipment.

Ticks can hitch a ride on gear and equipment. Inspect backpacks, clothing, and other outdoor gear for any signs of ticks before bringing them indoors.

Create Tick-Safe Zones.

Keep grass short and trim, remove leaf litter, and create barriers like wood chips or gravel between wooded areas and recreational spaces to reduce tick habitat.

By staying vigilant and taking proactive measures, we can enjoy the beauty of spring while minimizing the risks associated with ticks.

Remember, prevention is key when it comes to tick-borne illnesses.

Stay safe and enjoy the great outdoors responsibly.

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