Stay safe in the summer sun, heat

Summer is slipping by but the hot days keep coming. This is good news for those looking for fun this long weekend. It can also present a safety hazard to those working outdoors.

Heavy construction workers exposed to the sun can risk sunburn, blisters, dehydration, fatigue and heat stress. Prolonged exposure to harmful UV rays can lead to skin cancer, eye irritation and vision problems.

It is important to take the steps for beating the heat such as staying hydrated, wearing light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and taking breaks when needed. To combat UV rays, remember to wear sunglasses, hats and sunscreen with the appropriate SPF.

For resources for seasonal hazards please visit our website www., which has safe-work practices, safe-work procedures and toolbox talks.

Have a wonderful long weekend!