Summer is here, and with it comes a lot of heat.
In construction, no matter what time of that year, working in hot and humid environments is not just uncomfortable but can also be dangerous. Anyone can get sick as a result of heat, but those with underlying health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease or being overweight are a higher risk.
When working in hot conditions precautions must be taken to make the environment cooler. At Douglas OHI, our workforce takes regular work/rest cycles whilst keeping hydrated.
Sometimes working in extreme heat is unavoidable, but with careful planning we can still work safely when temperatures are high. Our project HSE Teams run regular educational sessions educating employees so they can recognize the symptoms of heat-related illness, the steps they need to take to reduce that risk, as well as what to do if a colleague suffers from heat exposure. The session includes:
Factor causing heat-stress:
Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:
Symptoms of heat stroke:
At Douglas OHI, we protect our employees from the heat by following the precautions below:
If a colleague has symptoms of heat stroke:
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