Construction crews work to stay safe in the heat

PITTSBURG, Kan. – “Most outdoor fatalities, 50% to 70%, occur in the first few days of working in warm or hot environments because the body needs to build a tolerance to the heat gradually over time.” That is according to OSHA.

Occupational risk factors for heat illness include:

  • heavy physical activity
  • warm or hot environmental conditions
  • lack of acclimatization
  • wearing clothing that holds in body heat

KOAM’s Jaylon Banks is speaking with Construction Workers from RFB Construction today in Pittsburg. We’ll talk about tips on how to stay safe and properly work in the heat.

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