The past few summers have shown that the risk of heat illness from high temperatures is one of the most serious challenges to the safety and health of workers. Premier Building Solution’s recently implemented a Heat Stress Prevention Program to prevent heat illness among employees and provide training to supervisors. The program includes the following tools:
- Stay hydrated with frequent consumption of water throughout the work day.
- Staying in AC during lunch breaks or somewhere with shade if you’re outside.
- The importance of acclimatization. (If you’ve been off of work on leave of absence or vacation, giving your body time to adjust (usually 5-7 days to working in the heat again).
- Four Different types of heat illnesses common signs and symptoms and treatment options for them as well. (Heat Rash, Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke).
- Safe work procedures for employees and supervisors.
- Emergency response procedures.
This Heat Stress Prevention Program is one of the many safety initiatives Premier has implemented as part of its continued focus on health and safety.
“Workers suffering from heat exhaustion are at greater risk for accidents, since they are less alert and can be confused,” said Lani Tran, Director of Human Resources. Tran plans to make this an annual program to ensure that all employees, new and old, are aware of the risk of heat illness and how to prevent it.