How to Deal with the Summer Heat at a Construction Site

How to Deal with the Summer Heat at a Construction Site

by Proforma Construction Inc, May 16, 2017

Outdoor construction sites and ideal temperatures often come together, but the summer heat can present risks to outdoor construction contractors in the Bay Area.

Outdoor construction sites are at the mercy of the weather when it comes to comfort, especially during the hot summer days. Heat stroke, dehydration, and other health risks all face construction workers if they are exposed to the elements without taking the proper measures. But construction jobs don’t have to be so dangerous to your outdoor contractors in the Bay Area. Here are a few tips on how you can deal with the summer heat at a construction site.

  1. Drink Water
    It may be the simplest and most obvious solution, but it is the most effective solution as far as dehydration is concerned. As the body perspires to keep itself cool, it uses precious water. Being thirsty likely means you’re already dehydrated, so require workers to drink some room -temperature water during extreme temperatures.
  2. Dress Accordingly
    Ask that your workers check the weather before they come to work and dress according to that temperature. Jeans and long sleeves may not be the best attire when temperatures reach into the 80s, 90s, and especially 100s. It is also important to remind them to wear sunscreen, which protects the skin from cancer-causing UV radiation.
  3. Rest
    If your worker’s body is telling them something doesn’t feel right, it’s best to rest. They should find a cool area and sit down, even for a short amount of time. The last thing you want is a sick worker due to hot weather conditions.

Summer days can be long and hot. It is important that your workers stay cool to keep them healthy & productive. We encourage you to contact us at Proforma Construction for all of your commercial construction needs.