Managing High Temperatures at Work

Holy Hot – Temperature During Work Hours

Hot working temperatures

WOW, HAS IT BEEN HOT!!

High temperatures go with the territory of some jobs, both inside and outside.  What are some of the “hottest” jobs that everyday folks work?  Firefighters, Police, Restaurant workers, Bakery workers, Road Pavers, Road Flaggers, Tree Trimmers (Arborists), Landscapers, Construction Workers, Excavation Workers, Roofers, Truck Drivers, loading and unloading, Manufacturing workers, Life Guards, Professional Athletes and their Coaches; and these are just some examples.

Some types of injuries could be heart attack, heat stroke, coma, or seizures, to name a few.

What might some of the symptoms be?  These might include elevated body temperature, dizziness, fatigue, extreme sweating, rapid heartbeat, nausea and perhaps vomiting, shallow and fast breathing, irritability, possible muscle cramps in the arms, legs, and abdomen.

The best thing to do to prevent these type of injuries is to avoid extreme sun exposure and high humidity, as well as extreme heat and heavy exertion.  This would include loose fitting, protective clothing and sunscreen, as well as drinking lots and lots of water.  If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated!  Keep an eye on your co-workers for signs and symptoms of heat sickness.

If you or a loved one suffers any heat related injury, and symptoms persist and lead to disability, rendering you or a loved one unable to work, contact Robinson Law, LLC for answers to all your questions for your particular case.