Adapt this handout and give it to workers as part of a safety talk to educate them on bear encounters and how to respond if a bear attacks.
Outdoor workers may need to be protected from attacks by animals such as bears, cougars and wolves, and being bitten by insects such as ticks and mosquitos.
In response to the death of a worker in an encounter with a bear, Suncor is requiring oilsands workers and contractors to get wildlife safety training.
Bears aren’t safety hazards for most workers but those in some industries can face this danger. So their employers must ensure they’re properly protected.
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A worker in the Yukon was recently attacked by a female grizzly bear. This incident is a reminder that you must protect workers from animals they may encounter on the job.