Keeping work crews cool
Assistant Operations Director for the Public Works Department, Peter Riggs, says some of the crews are given the option of taking their breaks in air-conditioned buildings. Crews required to remain at a job site are checked on a regular basis to make sure they stay hydrated. Riggs also says many of the crews are allowed to wear shorts and short sleeved shirts on the job unless a safety issue is involved.
Employees are also urged to wear sunscreen, carry extra water bottles, and report any health issues that may be affected by the heat.