Working construction in cold weather is rough work. You need to feel where pipes, wood and fasteners meet, but you cannot take your gloves off for very long to accomplish the task. In addition to these dangers, building boathouses and docks on the edges of and in frigid waters is a recipe for frostbite and/or hypothermia. If you have propane heaters (the kind you use for keeping concrete warm) on your job site, you may have exactly what you need to save someone's life or livelihood in the event of frostbite and hypothermia. Here is how that works.
The warning signs for frostbite hurt enough to force someone to look for shelter from the cold. However, if your current job site is lacking in shelter from the cold, the work truck (or trucks) does not have heat or a special physical ailment (like Reynaud's Phenomenon) prevents an employee from recognizing the signs of frostbite, you will have to do something fast to rescue his or her hands, feet, toes, etc. Because you want to re-warm frostbitten body parts slowly, make sure the affected parts are inside gloves, socks, or other cloth-like material.
Then have the employee place his or her frostbitten parts either up underneath the barrel heater as it is wrapped around the barrel, or better yet, unhook the heater from the barrel and have him/her place the affected parts directly on the warm surface of the heater. Adjust the temperature settings for the lowest setting so that it is not too hot. Then call for an emergency vehicle to get your employee to the hospital to treat the frostbite properly.
In the event that someone on the construction crew falls into a body of water and begins to freeze before being fished out, he or she will need warmth right away. (This is where your propane heaters really come in handy for saving someone's life.)
Hopefully, an ambulance can get to you within a short time and your worker will be taken care of by the heaters until the ambulance arrives. Click here for info about propane heaters.Share
13 March 2016
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