HEAT STRESS CAMPAIGN 2019
It only feels like yesterday that we launched last year’s Safety in Heat campaign – and here we are again, celebrating colleague safety during these scorching summer months. On July 11th, our most recent campaign was enacted to encourage a positive health and safety culture, helping to eliminate heat illness during hot weather.
During the event, which was attended by OSHAD, ADM, Aldar, Aecom and TGC senior management, Aldar and TGC distributed twenty-five AED 100 LuLu gift cards, stainless steel water bottles and Laban UP for laborers. As well as these gifts, the companies have spent the year developing new heat health and safety initiatives; including training and regular meetings to encourage laborers to share their thoughts on how to improve safety in the workplace.
To anyone working outdoors during the summer months, we encourage you to follow these health and safety tips: be aware of heat illness warning signs and notify a supervisor or medical professional if you or co-workers show signs; take Prolyte rehydration salts, drink cool drinking water; and stay in air-conditioned or shaded areas where possible.