Scott Asprey, RIBA safety educator
Who is responsible for drinking water or potable water on the job site?
An employer is responsible to have a job site free from recognized hazards. Is dehydration a hazard? It is yes.
Remember dehydration can cause a wide range of health problems and even hospitalization! Please encourage crews to drink water, take an extra break, rotate crews, and set-up areas for shade. Watch your employees for warning signs, fatigue, nausea, excessive sweating, muscle cramps, and dry mouth just to mention a few.
Remember it’s your job and your employees right to a safe site.
*This tip column appears the third Thursday of each month. We hope it offers some specific tips to help you and your employees stay safe.