As summer starts to heat things up with record-breaking heat waves, it is crucial that every employee stays safe in these dangerous working conditions. Heat illness can set in a lot faster than most people think, so we’ve put together a list of quick tips to keep your crew safe. Here are some essential summer safety tips from the safety experts on the STC team:
Always Stay Hydrated, No Matter What
Hydration is key to preventing heat illness in your crew. People working in harsh summer conditions can lose a lot of hydration due to sweat and exposure to the summer sun. To keep your entire crew safe, it’s important to provide essentials such as water, electrolytes and plenty of breaks throughout the day to ensure everyone has a chance to cool off and stay hydrated.
Stay Up-to-Date on OSHA Guidelines
OSHA is notorious for regularly updating and improving safety guidelines, so it’s important to follow them as closely as possible to keep your crew safe. Recently, they introduced enhanced and expanded measures to protect workers from the hazards of extreme heat, both inside and outside. If you feel like you’re falling behind on all of the constantly updating guidelines, check back into our blog where we outline new guidelines as they are introduced.
Summer Safety Tips for Construction
Summer is one of the best seasons for finding construction jobs, but one of the hardest seasons for workers. Staying prepared for summer weather can keep your employees safe from severe injuries, illnesses and even death. Help your employees protect themselves from extreme heat by ensuring they are taking regular breaks and wearing light, breathable clothing.
No matter how you choose to implement these summer safety tips, STC is always here to help you make it simple. We offer a wide variety of managed safety services, instructor-led training and safety consulting services that will help build a safety culture around your business. Want to learn more about protecting workers from extreme heat with STC? Check out our blog!
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