Carpentry Work In Hot Weather

Carpentry work in hot weather can be very dangerous. Today June 8, 2011 it is going to be 97 degrees outside that is hot. Today I am going to talk about 3 things that carpenters need to know when the weather is this hot outside. The three things are, the dangers of hot weather, their work environment, and tips to stay cool.

Working outside in this hot weather can be dangerous or life threatening. On a day like this there is going to be a few carpenters that are going to pass out from heat exhaustion or dehydration. As a result they are going to miss a couple of days of work in order to recuperate. I have worked with some carpenters that looked like they were going to die in the hot sun. Sometimes I felt like I was going to die in the hot sun myself. I want all carpenters that are reading this page to remember that working in this kind of heat can be very dangerous to your health. So be careful.

On carpentry jobs the contractor should supply enough cold water for carpenters to drink all day. There should be a water cooler no more than 10 feet away from the working zone so the carpenters can always grab a drink of water. Most of the contractors that I have worked for followed these procedures as a result no one had to go home from being dehydrated.

Here are some tips for carpenters that want to stay cool in the hot sun. I have learned through experience that it is important to know when to drink as well as what to drink. The two best drinks on a day like this is water or Gatorade, both of these drinks will help replenish the electrolytes that have been sweated out. Drinking these drinks before the “Big Sweat” is recommended. There is also ice pops that can replace the electrolytes as well. During this hot day poor cool water on your neck and wrists this will help any carpenters body to cool down. Again be careful while doing carpentry work in hot weather.

As for me, today I have one estimate to do it is on some concrete slabs for a sidewalk. If you are a union contractor that can use a great union carpenter on the job please call me my name is Jereme Green my phone number is 908-307-5391

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