Protecting Employees in Grand Junction’s Heat

Taking care of your employees during the hot summer months requires a proactive mindset. We love this information for employers by PeopleReady Here are some of our favorite quotes from the article:

– “Dangerously hot work environments aren’t reserved for the outdoors, either. In fact, indoor workplaces are some of the worst offenders for workers. The CDC reminds us that some workers are at greater risk for heat stress and illness, like those “65 years of age or older, are overweight, have heart disease or high blood pressure, or take medications that may be affected by extreme heat.” “

– “Rather than waiting for potentially dangerous scenarios, find potential heat hazards that may affect your crew and jobsite: temperatures, humidity levels, sun, and other thermal exposures, clothing and PPE, work type and demand, and personal risk factors such as age or health.”

– “The body takes time to build tolerance of working in heat. Give workers the opportunity to get used to the temperature by allowing frequent breaks, time to drink water, and physically cool down. Full acclimatization can take up to 14 days and even longer, dependent on the individual. Gradually increase workloads and heat exposure so your team stays healthy and happy and the job gets done. “

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