Throughout the country, workers are battling some of the hottest temperatures of the summer. One of the hardest things construction workers face is keeping cool during the hot summer months. Employers need have measures in place to protect their workers who are subject to spending long hours in hot conditions.
In a recent article from For Construction Pros, they sit down with Safety Expert John Meola, and he gives four tips for workers and employers to keep cool this summer.
Teach workers to keep their cool
Workers need to be trained in ways they can minimize heat risks, as well. This includes guidance for staying hydrated throughout the work day; recommendations on cooler clothing; tips on the types of food and beverages to avoid; the necessity of taking regular breaks out of the sun, etc.