Perry Gerome, Safety Director, Shares Information on Heat Related Illnesses
Everyone reacts differently to hot weather. Click on the attachment below issued by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for tips on recognizing the different signs and symptoms related to extreme heat. If you encounter a situation that needs attention, please don’t hesitate to reach out and seek medical treatment. Advise all workers to drink plenty of fluids, water preferably, and take breaks as needed, especially for those working outdoors. Rotating personnel working on a roof or elevated projects is one way of managing workers in the heat. Providing fans to circulate the air is also recommended in an effort to keep personnel comfortable. Makeshift misting stations utilizing a garden hose can also be an effective cooling resource.