Essentials

Temporary heat safety


When your workers take breaks, it often is difficult for them to get warm in unheated and uninsulated buildings being constructed during cold weather. Using temporary salamander-type heaters, as well as burning scrap construction debris in burn barrels, can help.

To get warm, workers often use temporary heaters, such as the propane heater shown here.

But when improperly used, heaters and burn-barrel fires can cause property damage and injure workers and others at job sites.

Following are some tips to help your workers stay warm—safely.