SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 11, 2018
When working outdoors on construction sites, the summers can bring some brutal heat and injuries are more likely to occur. Steven Mezynieski owner of Southampton Excavation has been working as a professional site work contractor for more than 20 years and has experienced first hand how important it is to take the summer heat seriously. In this article, Steven Mezynieski offers tips on what to do to stay aware, avoid heat exhaustion and keep the outdoor work environment safe.
Steven Mezynieski says, "You should always take extra precautionary measures by understanding how the summer heat can affect you and what you can do to protect yourself." The three things you should always look out for is dehydration, heat exhaustion and climatic conditions.
When working on an outdoor construction site, the heat can become over bearing. Causing workers to sweat more, bringing up the body temperature and causing a real concern for dehydration. Steven Mezynieski says," Dehydration should always be taken seriously and you as a worker can prevent it by recognizing early signs and effectively combat it by staying hydrated before reaching that point."
Here are some things to look out for to help recognize signs of dehydration:
- Drowsiness or Dizziness
- Dry mouth or dry skin
- Headache or fever
- Poor skin elasticity
What can workers do to stay hydrated?
Steven Mezynieski recommends having cold drinking water readily available, drink beverages that contain electrolytes consume popsicles or ice chips.
Avoid heat exhaustion
When being exposed to high temperatures, one of the biggest things workers need to worry about is heat exhaustion. Steven Mezynieski says," Since heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, it should never be taken lightly or without proper intervention."
Signs of Heat Exhaustion:
- Confusion or Dizziness
- Fatigue or headache
- Abdominal or muscle cramps
- Nausea or vomiting
- Profuse sweating
- Rapid heartbeat
- Pale skin
Steven Mezynieski recommends wearing loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, drinking plenty of fluids, taking it easy during the hottest parts of the days and acclimate yourself to the heat.
Pay attention to climatic conditions:
For any outdoor work, the weather can become overwhelming fast. Without warning climatic conditions can be too intense to proceed with work. Steven Mezynieski recommends planning the work schedule around the affected time, postpone work until later date or working during cooler hours such as later in the day.
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