Outdoor workers must deal with heat with no escape

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Outdoor workers must deal with heat with no escape

Landscaping, laying asphalt, concrete jobs, painting traffic lines on city streets — these are occupations that require a lot of exposure to scorching temperatures with little relief. Working outdoors in the heat: Watch the report in the video player above.Matthew Huebner, of Local Roots Landscaping, knows it can be dangerous and deadly because he’s heard stories. “Somebody that works outdoors his whole entire life and suffered a heatstroke and ended up passing away because of that, and that was alarming to me,” Huebner said.For For that reason, work crews who spend all of their hours in oppressive temperatures make it a habit of loading their coolers with gallons of fluids. They take breaks often, and more than anything else, they listen to their bodies. That was the case for Matthew Kuc, of PLP Company Parking Lot Painting.”Yesterday was pretty brutal. Got a little bit of a headache. Dehydration was starting to set in. We were in the truck with the air conditioner on. Like I said, hydrated, drank some Gatorade,” Kuc said.The city of Pittsburgh has four cooling centers in the neighborhoods of Greenfield, Homewood, Sheraden and South Side.

Landscaping, laying asphalt, concrete jobs, painting traffic lines on city streets — these are occupations that require a lot of exposure to scorching temperatures with little relief.

Working outdoors in the heat: Watch the report in the video player above.

Matthew Huebner, of Local Roots Landscaping, knows it can be dangerous and deadly because he’s heard stories.

“Somebody that works outdoors his whole entire life and suffered a heatstroke and ended up passing away because of that, and that was alarming to me,” Huebner said.

For that reason, work crews who spend all of their hours in oppressive temperatures make it a habit of loading their coolers with gallons of fluids. They take breaks often, and more than anything else, they listen to their bodies.

That was the case for Matthew Kuc, of PLP Company Parking Lot Painting.

“Yesterday was pretty brutal. Got a little bit of a headache. Dehydration was starting to set in. We were in the truck with the air conditioner on. Like I said, hydrated, drank some Gatorade,” Kuc said.

The city of Pittsburgh has four cooling centers in the neighborhoods of Greenfield, Homewood, Sheraden and South Side.

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