Emphasizing Safety and Heat Stress Prevention
CES Safety Director Stresses Heat Stress Prevention
It is sweltering in the Deep South! With even hotter temperatures fast approaching, field crews need to be very careful to avoid overheating and heat stress.
The management of Compliance EnviroSystems (CES) is committed to preventing accidents and ensuring the safety and health of employees, our most valuable asset. In observation of National Safety Month, we want to shed light on CES’s safety meeting topic for June – heat stress prevention.
Without careful attention, exposure to extreme temperature can result in the risk of injuries, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke.
How can workers prevent heat stress before it begins?
CES Safety Director, Tim Mack, encourages all to be mindful of staying hydrated, drinking plenty of water, Powerade, and Gatorade, when working outdoors this summer. He also urges crews to stay away from energy drinks such as Red Bull and Monster, as they pose several health risks, especially during the heat of summer. CES project managers are making sure their crews take frequent breaks in a place of shade and encourage employees to wear loose fitting light colored clothing.
The National Safety Council’s website includes resources for other safety topics including emergency preparedness, wellness, falls and driving. CES took the SafeAtWork Pledge to show our commitment to making safety top priority at work.