Construction Related Heat Illness
Did you know that more than 40% of heat-related worker injuries and deaths occur in the construction industry? It is important to be sure you are hydrating, wearing loose, light-weight and light-colored clothing while working in sun exposure and high temperature areas. OSHA requires all employers to provide heat related illness information to be posted in high heat areas, as well as areas that can constitute heat related illnesses. Preventing heat related illness not only protects yourself, but also raises awareness to those around you. If you or someone you know is affected by heat related illness, it is important to seek medical attention. It is also important to know to never try to cool someone down rapidly by submerging them in cold water. It should be a gradual process. Rapid cool down can put the body into shock and cause many other issues. For more information please visit OSHA’s website or read more here.