Safety & Training Short: Bee & Yellow Jacket StingsJune 24, 2019It is estimated that as many as two million people in the United States are very allergic to stinging insect venom. Every year about 100 people die from sting reactions. More related deaths may be occurring because these reactions can be mistakenly diagnosed as heart attacks, sunstrokes, or they may be attributed to other causes. More people die yearly from the effects of insect venom than from spider bites. Stinging insects can present an occupational health problem, mainly for sensitive workers performing duties outdoors or in greenhouses.
Usually, danger occurs when workers disturb the nests of stinging insects such as bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets.
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