WHERE DOES HEAT STRESS OCCUR IN CONSTRUCTION?


Heat Stress Information


Construction operations involving heavy physical work in hot, humid environments can put considerable heat stress on workers. Hot and humid conditions can occur either indoors or outdoors.

Indoors
• steel mills and foundries
• boiler rooms
• pulp and paper mills
• electrical utilities
• petrochemical plants
• smelters
• furnace operations
• oil and chemical refineries
• electrical vaults
• interior construction and renovation.

Outdoors
• roadbuilding
• homebuilding
• work on bridges
• trenching
• pouring and spreading tar or asphalt
• working on flat or shingle roofs
• excavation and grading.

Asbestos removal, wo rk with hazardous wastes, and other operations that require wo rkers to wear semi permeable or impermeable protective clothing can contri bute significantly to heat stress. Heat stress causes the body’s core temperature to rise

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