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More awareness Companies such as Cave Creek-based Rubbish Works, which provides waste disposal, junk removal and rubbish-pickup services for residential and commercial clients, are on heat alert. Co-owner Dave Toon says he provides safety training once every month, and on smaller jobs, he provides sun protection and a cooler for workers’ water.
On bigger jobs, he provides water and Gatorade to restore electrolytes. He requires his employees to take a full 10-minute-break in the truck every hour and a half, with the air-conditioning running. “My guys are the most important thing to me, I want to make sure they are not hurt or injured,” Toon said. “No matter what they do, I require that they take that break.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/2011/07/06/20110706outdoor-workers-heat.html#ixzz1RZ32i900 More on this topic Working outdoors? Tips to reduce heat-related illness Try to limit activities to the coolest part of the day (4 a.m.-7 a.m.) and rest often in shady areas. Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
If active between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., drink at least one quart of water every hour. A sports beverage can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine, which worsen the effects heat have on your body, and avoid foods that are high in protein or salt. If your heart begins to pound, or if you become light-headed, confused, weak or faint, stop all activity and get assistance immediately.
Sources: Arizona Department of Health Services, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionRead more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/2011/07/06/20110706outdoor-workers-heat.html#ixzz1RZ5da4dh
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