With August upon us, the summer heat and humidity can quickly become an issue, especially performing commercial construction. Outdoor work is a necessity for most of us and being prepared for these summer conditions are important. Just like winter, we put on a coat before we leave the house, in the summer we must also prepare for the outside conditions.
Here are a few things I do and recommend to friends and family:
- Hydrate – Water is critical for our bodies to cool itself, drink plenty of water.
- Hat – If you must work in the sun, wear a hat to protect your head from sunburn.
- Sunscreen – PF 40 is the minimum I use and if I’m vacationing on the beach or lake, I’ll up it to PF 50.
- Plan & Prepare – If your work indoors, plan and prepare for your outdoor activity, schedule breaks and bring plenty of water. Don’t overdo it and know your limitations.
Stay Safe & Enjoy the Summer!