As the owner of a commercial general contracting firm, my team and I work in all kinds of weather conditions. This summer has been particularly hot (upwards of 100 degrees or more), and heat stress is a concern.

Hydration, breaks, and shade are crucial for outdoor workers, and it’s worth noting some heat precautions for our crews (and yours).

According to the CDC:Heat Stress

“Workers at risk of heat stress include outdoor workers and workers in hot environments such as firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, construction workers, miners, boiler room workers, factory workers, and others.

Workers at greater risk of heat stress include those who are 65 years of age or older, are overweight, have heart disease or high blood pressure, or take medications that may be affected by extreme heat.

Prevention of heat stress in workers is important. Employers should provide training to workers so they understand what heat stress is, how it affects their health and safety, and how it can be prevented.”

Heat Stress

From OSHA:

Heat Stress

Managing Heat Indexes is Part of Our Safety Protocol

Right Choice Development and Construction takes safety seriously. We have an internal safety program that trains our team to be safe, aware, and proactive no matter the hazard.

Read more about our safety initiatives here:

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