Dealing with the Heat at Work

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MASON CITY, IA – While the heat is expected in the summer and there are many jobs with employees lucky enough to work indoors with air conditioning, there are many professions that have their employees outside all day.

What started out as a cool summer has turned into a sizzler and Matt Schneider, general laborer on a construction site in Mason City, said, “it’s hot. It’s really hot.”

The humidity is the part of the summer that is the most frustrating for Schneider and his crew.

Other professions deal with the heat on a day to basis as well.

Zach Ballmer, lifeguard at the Mason City Aquatic Center said, “some people bring umbrellas out but I just get in on all the pool checks and the head lifeguards always bring me ice.”

Whether it’s a construction job or a life guarding job, learning and understanding how to handle the heat will help you enjoy your job and your time outside.

Staying hydrated is always recommended but taking breaks as needed will help keep you safe outside this summer.

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