We see you out there building our homes, paving our roads and maintaining our infrastructure. As a contractor, there isn’t much that slows you down. When a job is on the line, you and your crew will work through just about any conditions to get it done: Rain, sleet, snow, and heat of sun?
We know just how draining it can be to spend all day outside working in the sun. Heat exhaustion is the enemy of all who work outdoors. Protect your employees and know the signs of heat stress.
Did you know it can take your workers upwards of two weeks to acclimate themselves to working outdoors? As an employer it is your duty to educate your staff on the signs and symptoms of heat stress and how to differentiate heat exhaustion from its more serious counterpart, heat stroke.
Heat exhaustion can be treated with rest and increased fluid intake. Left untreated, the body loses its ability to maintain temperature control resulting in heat stroke.
Heat stroke can be fatal. It takes only a momentary loss of consciousness for disaster to strike. Imagine if one of your workers took a tumble from a rooftop because they were not properly hydrated. You work hard to regularly ensure their safety, take the next step and make sure your employees are properly educated on preventing heat stress.
Furthermore, these safety tips will help to protect your workers compensation loss history and experience modification which translates into lower premiums in the future.
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