Protect Yourself From Summer Sun
Journal: APRIL - MAY 2002
It’s that time of year again when temperatures soar and work picks up. Each year many construction workers become ill or die due to heat stress. Don’t become a statistic — protect yourself this summer.
According to the Center to Protect Workers’ Rights’ Hazard Alert “Heat Stress in Construction,” becoming over-heated can increase your chances of injury and result in:
If you think someone working with you has heat stroke, don’t wait — call for help, move the person to the shade, loosen his/her clothes, wipe his/her face with cool water, and fan the person.
Also remember to use sunscreen — it’s a simple way to protect against skin cancer.