Working in the Heat

EUGENE, Ore. – With the sizzling temperatures, construction workers were finding ways to stay safe, Monday.

Working in the hot summer sun can make construction workers more susceptible to heat exhaustion. Contracting companies and workers say they’ve had meetings for safety protocol.

Workers say they try to stay hydrated and look out for signs of heat exhaustion.

“Stay hydrated, take lots of breaks if you need to. If you’re feeling a little dizzy, a little nauseous, by all means take a break,” said Dan Jackson, C2 Utility Contractors Inc.

Jackson says Oregon summers don’t get too hot, but each year crews deal with a streak of heat and are prepared to work in the hot temperatures.

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