NC construction workers fight the summer heat

SEEING HYDRATED IS KEY AND HOT WEATHER ONE WORKER. WE SPOKE WITH SAYS ANOTHER KEY…

SEEING HYDRATED IS KEY AND HOT WEATHER ONE WORKER. WE SPOKE WITH SAYS ANOTHER KEY IS LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS AS FAR AS ON THE ROOF, IT GETS REALLY HOT UP THERE. SO IT SEEMS PROBABLY COUNTERINTUITIVE. BUT IF YOU HAVE LONG SLEEVES ON LONG PANTS THAT WAY YOU’RE NOT YOUR PHYSICAL SKIN IS NOT TOUCHING THE SHINGLES AND YOU KNOW BURNING YOURSELF THAT WAY SOMETHING BETWEEN A LAYER BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE SHINGLES. HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT THE KEY TO MAKING SURE THEY STAY SAFE. IT’S PACING THEMSELVE

Construction workers fight the summer heat

Staying cool this summer can be a challenge, especially for construction workers.For outdoor workers, staying hydrated is key in combating this hot weather.One worker told WXII 12 that long-sleeved shirts and long pants can also help you stay cool.”As far as on the roof, it gets really hot up there. It seems counter-intuitive but if you have long sleeves on and long pants, your physical skin is not touching the shingles and you’re not burning yourself,” Wayne Brown, with Keith Smith Construction, said.Having that layer of clothing “between yourself and the shingles” can prevent burns, both from the sun and the equipment, Brown said.It’s important for workers to pace themselves throughout the day.Taking breaks can help make sure they stay safe.

Staying cool this summer can be a challenge, especially for construction workers.

For outdoor workers, staying hydrated is key in combating this hot weather.

One worker told WXII 12 that long-sleeved shirts and long pants can also help you stay cool.

“As far as on the roof, it gets really hot up there. It seems counter-intuitive but if you have long sleeves on and long pants, [it can ensure that] your physical skin is not touching the shingles and you’re not burning yourself,” Wayne Brown, with Keith Smith Construction, said.

Having that layer of clothing “between yourself and the shingles” can prevent burns, both from the sun and the equipment, Brown said.

It’s important for workers to pace themselves throughout the day.

Taking breaks can help make sure they stay safe.