2009-05-07 Ticks and Lyme disease

Safety Alert Type: 
Workers
Location: 
Southern Interior Forest Region
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2009-05-07
Company Name: 
International Wood Products - Grand Forks Woods Division
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Picked up several wood ticks during the day, however, failed to find one which embedded itself in the worker’s head.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Be more thorough about checking clothing and skin.

Review the BC Health Site which provides a good overview of the subject of ticks, and Lyme disease – link supplied:

 http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kbase/topic/major/hw77226/descrip.htm

If possible acquire and review the movie “Under Our Skin – Lyme Disease” – a film by Andy Abrahams Wilson

  • This movie discusses the fact that Lyme disease may not be as rare as it is assumed, and that leaving it untreated can lead to catastrophic health issues.. Information can be found at http://www.underourskin.com/

For further information review the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation found at: www.canlyme.com 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

 

Miriam March 250-443-2440

Phil Olinger    250-443-2402

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