Know how to stay cool on the job? More than 10 million US workers are adversely affected by heat every year.
These prevention tips can keep you cool this summer.
Drink Plenty Of Water
Keep water and electrolyte replacement fluids on your jobsite. A good rule of thumb is one quart per hour for every worker.
Provide Ample Shade
When the sun is blazing, shady areas on the jobsite are vital. If there’s no natural shade, substitute canopies or tarps. Have shade for 25 percent of your crew at least.
Shelters & First Aid
Hat and Shade
A Simple Cooling Tip
Chill out by using items you can soak in water and place against your skin in non-restrictive ways. Bandannas, headbands, triangle hats and hard hat inserts are great ways to use evaporative cooling to beat the heat.
Cooling Towels and Sweatbands
How to Wear the Multi-Band
Staying Cool Is A Breeze
Fans cause moving air that makes evaporation happen faster and evaporative aids work that much better. They even help your sweat keep you cooler.
Do You Know About Hot Weather Curing?
White Pigmented cures are recommended by the American Concrete (ACI) for exterior concrete curing in hot weather concreting conditions. The white pigment is heat reflecting and assists in keeping the concrete cooler.