Temperatures turn up the heat on worksite safety

Summer brings unique hazards to those working in the heavy construction industry. Knowing how to work safely in hot weather can help prevent heat-stress illness and heat stroke.

The combination of heat, humidity and physical labour can lead to fatalities. It is important to educate your workers. Recognizing warning signs and taking quick action could make a difference in preventing heat-related illness.

WORKSAFELY™ has created Safety Talks on safe-work procedures for working in extreme heat, as well as on other seasonal hazards such as Lyme disease and the West Nile virus. Please visit our website for Safety Talks that address additional hazards in summer.