Summer is in full swing which means working on job sites with non-climate-controlled environments is going to be much hotter than you may be used to. It is imperative to regulate your body temperature as much as possible during these times in order to keep your energy up and protect yourself from potentially harmful temperatures.

Many of our positions are in non-climate-controlled environments or outdoors. Hot summer months can be brutal in these conditions which makes keeping cool imperative to your health and wellbeing.
We’re here with some tips on how to keep cool while working during the summer months.

1. Stay Hydrated:

This may be the most crucial part of staying cool while working in the heat. Drinking plenty of water will help you stay cool and counteract the effects of perspiration. Sports drinks are also beneficial in moderation to help replenish electrolytes lost due to excessive sweating.

2. Take Frequent Breaks:

Working in the heat can be tiring, it’s important to take breaks whenever possible to rest and recharge. Utilize shaded areas or fans that may be available to you. Although you might not feel like you need a break, if you are spending hours in the heat you do.

3. Dress Appropriately:

Wear clothes that are lightweight and breathable to keep your body cool. Choose fabrics like cotton or linen and avoid dark colors that can attract heat (if possible).

4. Try Using a Cooling Towel:

These towels are designed to keep you cool by using evaporative technologies. Soak the towel in water and place it around your neck or on your forehead for some cooling relief.

5. Be Aware of Signs of Heat Exhaustion:

Heat exhaustion can occur when an extended amount of time is spent in the sun or generally hot environments. Symptoms may include dizziness, rapid heartbeat, headache, or nausea. It’s important to take action if you or a coworker are experiencing these symptoms.

Use these tips to help you stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. Making sure to take care of yourself is crucial to staying on top of your work even in less-than-ideal conditions. Performance Staffing Solutions has a plethora of different types of positions, apply today to meet with a recruiter and begin your next employment journey!