OSHA Heat Safety Tips

For companies such as A1 Orange, where many team members spend hours each day in the heat and under the scorching sun, it’s important to review heat safety rules regularly. Here is a PDF version of these OSHA Heat Safety Tips that you can post where your workers can see them daily.

Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol – Caffeine and alcohol contribute to dehydration due to their diuretic effect. Avoid or limit caffeine when working outside, especially during the hot summer months.

Drink Water Often – Do not wait until you are thirsty to take a break and drink water. You should be drinking small amounts of water frequently to avoid dehydration. Two to four cups of water every hour — every 15 minutes is recommended by OSHA.

Limit Work During Middle of the Day – If possible, work outside in the morning or late evenings when the temperature is not as high.

Take Breaks – Take breaks to rest in the shade every couple of hours to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Wear the Appropriate Clothing – Wear light colored, lose-fitting clothing, eye protection, sunscreen, and a hat when working outside.

Learn the Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke – Watch for these signs in yourself and in your co-workers.

  • Signs of Heat Exhaustion*:  Dizziness, headache, sweaty skin, weakness, cramps, nausea and/or vomiting and fast heart beat
  • Signs of Heat Stroke*:  Red, hot, dry skin, high temperature, confusion, convulsions and fainting
* According to OSHA

Take a Proactive Approach to Waterproofing

Help Insure Clean Living & Work Spaces, Safeguarding Property as well as People with A1 Orange Waterproofing Services.

  1. Prevent structural breakdown: Waterproofing prolongs the lifespan of your building by limiting ways that water and moisture can enter through ceiling, walls, or floors, avoiding damage such as rust, rotting, corrosion, and deterioration.
  2. Prevent mold and keeps your building healthy: Waterproofing can prevent health problems. Moisture build- up in the ceiling and walls promotes fungus or mold growth, which can cause serious health issues such as allergies, asthma, and a weakened immune system.
  3. Reduce maintenance costs: If your property is beginning to have water leaks, waterproofing is a cost-efficient solution to save on expensive repairs. When water intrusion isn’t fully addressed, costly damage to ceilings, drywall and building contents can also occur.
  4. Increase property value: No one wants to purchase or lease a property with water intrusion problems. Waterproofing maintains the aesthetic look of the building and adds value to your property.



Jumpstart Your OSHA 1910 Compliance at Orlando May 18 Workshop!

A1 Orange’s Offers New OSHA 1910 Compliance Support.

If your property has not yet met OSHA 1910’s Anchorage Compliance Requirements, you’re not alone and A1 Orange stands ready to support you in navigating this challenging process. Last December, OSHA recognized that there were not enough resources available for all property owners to meet the OSHA 1910 compliance deadline of November 19, 2017. OSHA is providing a grace period so buildings can still be serviced, if the owner demonstrates due diligence in moving forward through the process.

We’ll be sharing full details of the A1 Orange Compliance Solution at this lunch workshop. A1 Orange has formed an alliance with Brian Rivers, PE, with PM&A. PM&A is an established engineering firm, which shares key values with A1 Orange including a commitment to quality, customer service excellence, and delivering on promises. Brian has already successfully worked with a number of A1 Orange business partners in achieving compliance.

At our lunch workshop on Friday, April 18, Brian Rivers and Freddye Torres, A1 Orange Director of Operations, will share their expertise on this topic and answer questions you may have. We encourage you to bring a copy of your current roof anchorage plan and any inspection information you have, so that we can provide feedback and help you get the process jump-started.

This complimentary lunch/workshop will be held at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, 8005 International Drive, Orlando, from 11:30 – 1 pm. Reservations can be made by emailing Lindsey Bergdoll at A1 Orange.