• Crane Operating in the Bright Sun

  • Staying protected and well hydrated when crane operating in the bright sun is smart for the operator’s protection of any heat illnesses.

    Heat Illness for Outdoor Workers

    When working in construction or the crane industry the bright sun can get temperatures up even in the cab of those mobile cranes.

    Heat Illness can affect anyone working outside. This includes crane operators, riggers, signalpersons, inspectors, and supervisors. You do not have to use much energy to become dehydrated, but the more you work in the heat, the more likely you are to be affected by heat illness such as mild heat rash to the more severe heat stroke.

    Preventing Operator Heat Illness:

    Keep water in your tool belt or at reech and drink water every 15 minutes even if you don’t feel thirsty.

    Avoid sports drinks, which contrary to popular thinking, will dehydrate you.

    • Try to rest in shaded areas to cool down
    • Keep your neck cool by wearing a hard hat neck shade
    • Wear hats, sunglasses, and light-colored clothes
    • Be aware of heat illness warning signs
    • Keep an eye on co-workers
    • Ease into working in heat until your body gets used to it.

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