Heat-related illness is preventable. Take the proper precautions and know the signs.
Heat illnesses can be a serious issue during the summer for almost all trades. Working in the sun all day can take a lot out of anyone. Early signs of heat-related illness can include headache, muscle cramps and fatigue. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can come on rapidly with symptoms that include nausea/vomiting, rapid pulse, excessive sweating, seizures. These symptoms indicate that immediate medical attention is required.
Here are some key tips to help avoid heat-related illness this summer:
- Stay hydrated by drinking water frequently
- Wear light colored clothing
- Rest and find shade when you need to cool down
- Take the time to become acclimated to the increase in temperature
- Monitor yourself and fellow coworkers for signs of heat-related illness
Three Words to Remember: WATER. REST. SHADE.
Safety has been Tradesmen International’s #1 Core Value since our inception in 1992. While we’re proud to provide all our employees OSHA Training, Tool-Box Talks as well as On-going Safety Communication and Education, we believe that each individual must personally emphasize safe behavior at home, on the road, the jobsite and at all times to ensure their safety and the safety of all those around them.
Meet with a Tradesmen team member and or call 855-723-3844 to learn more about OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety and Health training opportunities.