During the summer months, sweltering heat keeps some in the cool air conditioning, sipping iced tea or lemonade.
But for those whose job it is to work with their hands—to build commercial buildings, lay shingles, landscape or farm land—they’re forced to take the heat head on, facing dehydration and potential injuries like heat stroke every day.
Jeff Long, project manager of Ocala, Florida-based construction company Cullison-Wright Construction Corporation, said his company doesn’t keep a set of rules on hand for its workers working in the heat.
He said he monitors the workers, but it mostly boils down to “using your head” while working in extreme temperatures.
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