Is it just me, or is this summer exceptionally hotter than normal? Maybe it’s because I’m nine months pregnant, but as soon as I step outside, I’m drenched. I was walking from my car to the office this morning, and the air was so wet and sticky that it made my skin feel like a cephalopod just in the three minutes that I was exposed to it.
I absolutely can’t imagine working on a jobsite instead of my air-conditioned building while the heat index is so high! Working in these extreme temperatures is not only uncomfortable, but it can also be life-threatening. Hazy summer days can make workers susceptible to heat-induced illnesses, such as heat stress, heat exhaustion, or a heat stroke. As these summer months drag, it’s important for workers and employees to be able to recognizes the signs of heat stress and take proper precautions to reduce the chances of illness or death.
Forconstructionpros.com published an article on their website titled “Construction’s Top 5 Summer Safety Hazards and What to Do About Them,” to understand and manage the risks associated with these hazards:
- Heat-Related Illness
- Sun Exposure
- Road Construction Work
Check out the article for more information. Stay safe out there while Building Amazing!
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