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Get Summer Ready at Arco

Arco Contractors Supply - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. More than 40% of heat-related worker deaths occur in the construction industry, but workers in every field are susceptible.


It is very important to know and recognize the signs and symptoms of heat stress. Below please find an infographic that displays the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what actions you should take if you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or others.


 


It is important to stay cool and avoid heat stress on the job site. Get summer ready with these top 4 summer heat tips.

Hydrate

Water, water and more water! Keep cold water available at all times in easy to use portable containers.


Hydration Products Carried at Arco:


Shade

As we know, in Texas, the shade doesn’t always mean cool. But it does make a world of difference by reducing air temperate by a few degrees. So, when outdoors in the heat for a prolonged amount of time, be sure to stay shaded as much as possible and even consider having your own shade with you, like a hardhat shade!


Personal Shade Products Carried at Arco:


Take a Break

And do it frequently. Giving your body a few extra minutes of rest from physical exertion in high temperatures will give it a chance to cool.



Cool It!

Fans and/or cooling systems are the ultimate in keeping cool. However, personal equipment such as cooling vests/headbands can help with the summer heat.


Cooling Products Carried at Arco:


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