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How cold is too cold?

[fusion_text]When the body is unable to warm itself, cold related stress may result. This may include tissue damage and possibly death. Four factors contribute to cold stress: cold air temperatures, high velocity air movement, dampness of the air, and contact with...

Silica Exposure

[fusion_text]Without proper engineering controls, workers can be exposed to harmful levels of respirable crystalline silica that can cause silicosis, lung cancer, and other lung and kidney diseases. Applying water to a saw blade or drill when cutting materials that...

Working Conditions

[fusion_text]Always strive to have proactive construction workers and teams. Make every effort to eliminate unsafe working conditions and decreasing unsafe acts to work toward safer construction site environments for everybody involved.[/fusion_text]

How do I know if it’s too hot?

[fusion_text] The temperature rises Humidity increases The sun gets stronger There is no air movement No controls are in place to reduce the impacts of equipment that radiates heat Protective clothing or gear is worn Work is strenuous...

How can heat-related illness be prevented?

[fusion_text]Heat-related illnesses can be prevented. Important ways to reduce heat exposure and the risk of heat-related illness include engineering controls, such as air conditioning and ventilation, that make the work environment cooler, and work practices such as...