Workers take precautions while working in 90-degree weather

Workers in western Connecticut have been taking precautions during the recent 90-degree temperatures.

News 12 Staff

Jul 27, 2020, 7:07 PM

Updated 1,418 days ago

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Workers in western Connecticut have been taking precautions during the recent 90-degree temperatures.
Filiberto Vasquez, who owns United Landscaping and Masonry in Bridgeport, says he and his crew were in Ansonia mixing concrete Monday. He says the hard work could be dangerous on a hot day.
He says they've been drinking more water than ever on the job site and taking breaks in the shade, but the crew called it a day at 2 p.m. to avoid heat exhaustion.
Vasquez says he wouldn't trade working outdoors for anything, but that it can be a double-edged sword.
At Stratford's Sterling House Community Center, camp was in full swing all day.
This year, social distancing rules mean no breaks indoors. Counselors say the pool and the hoses are staying busy.
Counselors say keeping up with campers on a hot day is an extra challenge in a face mask. They say along with water balloons and splash pads, a cool treat always does the trick.
If you're spending time outdoors in extreme heat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's important to drink plenty of fluids and take breaks in an air-conditioned place when possible.
 


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