We can’t deny that we are slowly feeling the heat of summer these days. Well, maybe it depends on where you are located. But we can’t deny that summer is fast approaching. Some people will be very excited because it will mean going to the beach to cool down and enjoy the summer sun.
But for some people, summer is when they mostly experience intense heat and some even get sick because of the high temperature. That is why it is important to be cautious during the hot season and keep one’s self cool and comfortable.
The people most affected by the summer heat are those who are working directly under the sun like roofers. Those who are in this profession must be careful and try to keep themselves cool while doing their job. Here are some tips on how to beat the heat this summer:
6 SUMMER ROOFING SAFETY TIPS TO BEAT THE HEAT
This summer, temperatures are predicted to reach the above average range throughout most of the United States. Therefore, those who work outdoors, especially those in the roofing industry, will need to take extra steps to stay cool. When employers and employees understand the effects of heat on the workday, they can easily implement these summer roofing safety measures.
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that thousands of workers suffer from heat-related illnesses each year, and dozens of heat stroke fatalities occur on the job annually. Construction workers, including those in roofing, make up about one-third of those fatalities. Read more...
Always take a break whenever you feel something unnatural. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and rest in a shaded area once in a while. We know that our job is important but our lives matter most. Remember to always observe safety and maintain your health when at work. Good luck!