OSHA Rules for heat
Written guidance should be in place. Your employer needs to recognize it's a starting point document. Plans are to get your feet moving, but you have the experience. Take precautions and stop when you know you should, even if the plan says you aren't beyond safe limits.
If you don't believe Safety people (CSP, Certified Safety Professional) and Industrial Hygienists don't earn their money just look at ONE of the items that they are responsible for establishing:
I never had to do all the calculations (or buy the necessary equipment), I just took the information supplied and applied it to the appropriate situations. The WORST situation I've ever had was for the workers to work for 15 minutes and take a 45 minute break. And consume one quart of water per hour. This was a REQUIREMENT, we had OSHA, EPA and the Coast Guard watching us all the time.
Guys if you live or work anywhere around the South or South East it is gonna be another scorcher today and be sure to take frequent breaks and drink lots of water
And consume one quart of water per hour.
Keep away from iced tea. Caffeine is a diuretic. Summer of '88 I was taken to a hospital for heat exhaustion. The ER Dr. said I should drink equal amounts of water and Gatorade.
I was just about to start a new thread and saw this one instead. Might be heat related, although honestly today weather-wise was quite comfortable.
I am a 49 year old solo surveyor.
I found my limit today.
Setting only 50 lath on a construction job site in 6 hours.
That apparently is my physical limit.
Thanks for listening to my true confession.