We know it is not winter yet, but that does not mean you have to wait to prepare for the cold weather that is ahead of you. During the cold days on a construction site, everyone will be exposed to temperatures that are very low.
Everyone can also be exposed to strong winds, wet grounds, and any other exposure that occurs during cold temperatures. No one wants to be exposed to tough conditions that can cause construction accidents, injuries, medical illnesses, and cold stress.
When coldness runs through the body, it can be a harmful situation because the body may suffer from a loss of heat. Hypothermia is one of the dangerous hazards that will occur when a person’s temperature falls below the normal level.
Hypothermia does not only occur during extreme temperatures. Someone can suffer from hypothermia whenever the body’s temperature isn’t considered to be normal. No one ever expects to be injured or become ill because of the conditions at their place of employment.
An employee expects the workplace to be safe, regardless of the season. Although it will be winter soon, those working on construction sites are still required to work, even if the weather conditions are brutal. The winter conditions bring many challenges, but employees should still be provided an opportunity to work in a safe environment.