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Heat Illnesses: How to Recognize the Warning Signs & What to do

April 28, 2017

This time of year can be harsh on construction workers along the Gulf Coast. As temperatures begin to rise, so does their risks for heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Heat illnesses can be deadly, but luckily with the right tools, heat illnesses can be prevented. OHC is joining the Alabama AGC (Associated General Contractors) for […]

6 Ways to Prevent Heat Exhaustion on the Worksite | OHC

5 Ways to Prevent Heat Illness

July 25, 2016

All workers are at risk for heat illness during the summer months, especially during a heat wave. In 2014, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from a heat stroke. If you work in hot or humid conditions, it’s important to know how to handle heat safely. Below are five tips to keep […]

Stay Safe Without Losing Your Cool | OHC

Stay Safe Without Losing Your Cool

August 11, 2015

Keeping cool is especially important in the scorching summer heat, and all of your protective equipment can really weigh you down. But before you start neglecting your personal safety, check out this gear to keep you cool and keep you working.   Cooling Towel Wrapping a cooling towel around your neck will not only keep […]

6 Ways to Prevent Heat Exhaustion on the Worksite | OHC

6 Ways to Prevent Heat Exhaustion on the Worksite

July 13, 2015

Workers, especially those that work outside, are at a higher risk for heat illness and exhaustion during the summer months. Proper hydration, rest, and some other preventive measures will keep you safe while on the job. Check out our tips to keep safe while soaking up the sun:   1. The recommended daily intake of […]

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