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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

5 Signs of a Heat Stroke

July 18, 2016

Did you know a heat stroke can increase the body’s temperature to 106 degrees in as little as 10 to 15 minutes? Working in extreme heat can be more than uncomfortable, it can lead to serious injuries and illnesses. Before you go to work, know the signs of a heat stroke. A heat stroke is the MOST serious […]

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