In the construction industry, we face various safety barriers, highlighting the importance of implementing companywide rules, regulations, and safeguards at construction sites to protect our workers from accidents and injury.
As temperatures and the risk of heat illness rise in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers not to ignore the dangers of working in hot weather – indoors and out.
With the summer months quickly arriving, we are looking forward to BBQs and lots of good times outdoors. But it also means that some of us will be working in the sun and heat, performing our jobs with occupational safety hazards not found in the cooler seasons.
There are increased unintentional injuries and fatalities during the summer months, and according to the most recent data available, more than 4,100 preventable workplace deaths and 4 million injuries occurred in 2020.
Summertime, and the living is easy — if you stay healthy, that is
July 18, 2012
Summer’s seasonal woes can creep up on you when you least expect them. Here are a few tips courtesy of the Harvard HealthBEAT for staying cool, dealing with the sun’s awesome radiant energy, managing poison ivy, and warding off the insects that like summer as much as you do.