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Summer Temperatures often 20 Degrees Hotter on a Roof

OSHA has recently launched a campaign against heat-related illnesses especially for construction crews and roofers. “Every summer, dozens of fatalities are associated with heat,” said David Michaels, the Labor Department’s assistant secretary in charge of OSHA. “Water. Rest. Shade. The work can’t get done without them, and it’s important for all employers and workers to be aware of this.”

When hiring a roofing crew or doing roofing work yourself, remember that temperatures are often 20 degrees hotter on a roof than on the ground. Making matters worse, roofers usually don’t have any shade and must work with extremely hot tar.

For more information, check out this article about dangerous summer jobs from MSNBC.

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