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Unformatted text preview: aware of fast-paced schedules, especially
during the summer heat. Allow a few more
rest breaks. This will reduce fatigue and may
prevent costly re-work.
• Encourage your workers to
take short walks
to pick up tools. This
provides a few minutes
• Provide plenty of water and
encourage your workers
to drink frequently.
• Remember, heat illness can
kill in less than one hour of exposure to
extreme heat and humidity.
9. Promote health and fitness
Workers who are fit are less likely to be injured.
If they do get injured they heal faster:
• Working in a physical job is not a substitute
for doing exercises that can help to increase
strength and flexibility.
• Encourage your workers to incorporate
personal fitness by working out, doing
stretching exercises, eating a balanced diet,
and getting plenty of sleep. As a foreman, you are in a key position to help
increase your company`s work production while
reducing on-the-job injuries. Cal/OSHA Consultation Service
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- Spring '13
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