As temperatures soar this week, keeping cool on a construction job can be challenging and take a toll on your body. With the sun beating down on you all day and the temperature up in the 90’s, staying cool can seem impossible. Below are different tips and tricks to beat the heat!
Keeping yourself hydrated is the most important thing when out in the heat all day. With your body constantly sweating, you need to have enough fluids to make up for the lost water from sweating.
GO EASY ON CAFFEINE
While some of us can’t live without that morning caffeine, just remember that caffeine can cause a dehydration issue.
It is recommend to wear clothes that cover your body but are loose fitting with light colors to keep the temperature down. If you have a hat wear one!
This is your best friend on a job site next to water. Having your exposed skin covered with sunscreen can really make the difference in your health during the day. Keeping your skin protected as much as you can is ideal to making through a hot day.
On breaks, find shade to escape the sun or spend it indoors if possible.