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Employee Safety and ProductivityStanding in the sun all day during hot, sticky summer days can take its toll on construction workers’ safety, so it is important to take precautions to stay cool.
- Drink plenty of water. First and foremost, employees need to be sure to drink an adequate amount of water. Dehydration is the most common cause of heat-related health issues, so employees who spend most of their days in the heat should be drinking water every 15-20 minutes.
- Take breaks. Construction workers should take periodic breaks from the sun by moving to natural shade, a tent, or a building to get away from the heat.
- Get acclimated. Workers should gradually increase their workload during their first week of work in order to acclimate to the warm weather.
- Take advantage of cooler temperatures. Schedule the harder physical work during morning and evening hours when the temperatures are cooler, rather than midday when temperatures are at their highest.