Summer health issues

The long, hot summer days are upon us in most regions of the U.S., and with them come additional challenges for keeping roofing workers safe from some obvious and not-so-obvious sources of injury. The training aids in this pullout are designed to provide you with a quick reference for some of the hazards workers may face during the summer and ways to help minimize their effects.

Heat cramps

Symptoms

  • Painful muscle cramps or spasms, usually in the back, abdomen or legs

Causes

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