Outdoor Workers Take Precautions Against Heat
FOX 47 News
During weeks like this where temperatures hit triple digits, many outdoor workers had to take extra precautions.
"Lots of water, breaks here and there and sitting in an air conditioned truck," said Chris Snyder, a landscaper. "We try to get done as fast as possible so we can go home."
For the companies that employ workers like Snyder, the goal is to keep their workers safe.
Glenn Granger, President and CEO of Granger Construction says his company has a number of ways to fight the heat for its workers.
"I talked to a job site today and they're going to start at five o'clock tomorrow morning," said Granger. "We've got cold water being distributed and we typically have a trailer that has air conditioning."
According to Granger, sometimes the best precaution is not working at all.
"We can always shut down if we have to, but most of what we do is very time dependent so before we end up shutting down, we're probably going to transfer hours," said Granger.
Meaning doing more critical work during off-hour shifts.