Safety in extreme temperatures often means
thinking of person working next to you

Working in triple-digit heat recently garnered news coverage in Boise, specifically in the Broadway Bridge construction zone. The story, which includes an interview with District 3 Inspector Kip Burden, highlights the importance of staying safe while working in extreme temperatures. 

Watch the story, courtesy of KBOI 2:

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in 2014, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. Simply remembering three tips: water, rest and shade can help prevent heat-related illnesses.

ITD District 3 Safety Compliance Officer Eric Copeland weighed in on the overarching safety message and news coverage.

“Kip made some great points during his interview, and in my mind most important was paying attention to your coworkers,” Copeland said. “I think looking out for each other is key to building and growing a safe workplace here in D3 and department-wide.”

For more tips about staying safe while working in the heat, check out this link:

Published 08-05-16