An article on BusinessInsider.com got me thinking about what a risk snakes can pose on construction sites, particularly remote sites where new buildings come up in the place of thick vegetation.
The writer highlighted a very interest fact, while most people are afraid of sharks, they only kill about 10 people a year whereas snakes kill 50,000 people a year on average. And this figure is probably much higher because people that get snake bites in remote areas sometimes don’t report it.
Employers need to be aware of the risk of these pests on construction sites.
Good housekeeping also plays an important role and any rubbish lying around the site should by thrown into the garbage including empty containers, debris and waste materials.