To Prevent Heat Illness
May 30, 2019
We are moving into the summer months and many people take heat illness for granted. Harold K. Jordan (HKJ) participated in a Safety Stand-Down to make employees and subcontractors aware of the dangers of heat illness.
A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on “Heat Illness” and reinforcing the importance of "Heat Illness Prevention".
HKJ has three offices, headquarters in Apex, NC, an office in Wilmington, NC and an office in Charleston, SC. With temperatures rising above the mid 90’s, construction projects can become a dangerous place if you aren’t prepared for the heat.
We asked for participation from subcontractors and without hesitation they all agreed to participate with “Safety” in mind.
Our Huger Street Project located in Charleston, SC had 70 subcontractors and employees attend the meeting. Glenn Turner, Environmental Health and Safety Director of HKJ stated, “Most people don’t realize what you do the day before can affect your body the next day when at work. It’s important to understand and recognize the signs of heat related issues. Stay hydrated and make sure there is plenty of water located on site.”
Harold K. Jordan and Co., Inc. is proud of our employees and subcontractors for participating in our Heat Illness Safety Stand-Down. Thank you for making “Safety” a priority.
Huger Street Project – Charleston, SC - May 30, 2019