The harsh winter can and will shut down some construction companies in the winter, but not yours. You have tight deadlines and the work must continue regardless of weather. The harsh reality about winter weather is that it slows down productivity. Heat stress and cold stress are similar in that workers are naturally forced to expend time and energy just dealing with environmental challenges and cold stress. Early signs and symptoms of cold stress include shivering, numb limbs, loss of dexterity and numbness, slurred speech, fatigue, and confused behavior. These are dangerous and unproductive threats that must be proactively eliminated.
Construction sites routinely employ portable electric heaters in order to protect the workers from extreme cold. Americool LLC offers wide array of high-quality portable heaters that emit zero exhaust. They are perfectly safe to use in cramp spaces with poor ventilation. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends outdoor workers to take breaks in heated areas so they can warm up for safety reasons. Worker safety will always be your top priority but spot heating services improves productivity as well.
Along with other cold-stress preventative measures such as wearing appropriate clothing and taking warm drinks and high-calorie foods, portable heaters are necessary to ensure their working environment is sufficiently warm and safe to work. So if you have projects that must be done in winter, contact Americool LLC. We can help you ensure the safety of your workers so you can stay on top of your project's schedule.