Ensuring Safety for Outdoor Workers This Summer

Posted on 07/18 by Erin Helms

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As a leading staffing agency, LaborMAX takes pride in supplying safe and reliable temporary workers for construction and roadwork projects. With the busy summer season upon us, it's crucial to ensure the safety of our outdoor workers. Here are essential safety tips to help our temporary staff stay protected on the job.

Recognizing Summer Hazards

Summer is peak season for construction and roadwork, leading to increased traffic and more pedestrians. The combination of distracted drivers, busy streets, and bright sunny days heightens the need for vigilance and adherence to safety protocols.

Wear Protective Gear

We ensure our temporary workers are equipped with high-visibility gear such as bright vests and helmets. Protective equipment, including respirators, earplugs, reflective wristbands, steel-toed boots, and gloves, is essential for visibility and safety, even in the heat.

Stay Hydrated

We advise our workers to bring water or sports drinks with electrolytes in insulated bottles. Record-breaking heat makes hydration critical to prevent dehydration, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke. Workers should recognize the signs of these conditions and take breaks if feeling unwell. Safety is more important than trying to tough out a hot day.

Adhere to Safety Procedures

Each worksite has specific safety procedures. Our workers are trained to know the locations of first aid kits, fire extinguishers, and emergency contacts. For road crews, daily reviews of the safety plan are vital due to changing conditions. Being prepared enhances safety significantly.

Maintain Situational Awareness

We emphasize the importance of situational awareness. Our workers are trained to avoid walking into the path of machinery or into traffic on restricted roads. Staying alert and aware of their surroundings helps protect themselves and their team.

Ensure Proper Training

Proper training is a cornerstone of our staffing services. Our workers are thoroughly trained to operate machinery and perform tasks safely. If there are any uncertainties, they are encouraged to ask supervisors for clarification. A few minutes spent learning can prevent accidents and injuries.

Prioritizing Safety in All Tasks

Summer is a busy time for outdoor projects, but safety remains our top priority. With the right preparation and adherence to safety guidelines, our temporary workers can perform their duties efficiently and safely.

LaborMAX Supplies Safe and Reliable Temporary Workers for Your Needs

If you're looking for skilled and safety-conscious temporary workers, LaborMAX is here to help. Contact us to find the perfect candidates for your projects.

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