Tips to stay cool while working in the heat - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/9/09

Tips to stay cool while working in the heat

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Tanner Robinson is the General Manager of Star Landscape, so he knows what it's like to spend his days out in the West Texas sun.

"Treacherous," said Robinson.  

And sweltering days like what we've seen this week can be hard to get use to.

"3 p.m. or 4 p.m. is when we really start to feel the heat kick in," said Robinson.

If you were working outside, it wasn't hard to feel the record breaking heat, but up on the roof, it's even worse.

"You can add another four or five degrees more and it's not too nice up there," said Roofer Julio Armendarez.

Roofers with Brown Roofing and Construction Company are prepared for days in the sun. So what's the key to beating the heat while working?

"I would say drink a little water and a little Gatorade in there," said Armendarez.

"A lot of water," said Robinson.

"Don't wear clothes that attract the sun's heat," said Armendarez.

And don't over work yourself.

"We take maybe 30 to 40 minute breaks so we won't get too hot," said Armendarez.

"I tell the guys, don't just break your neck, pace yourself and it's just like running a marathon like they always told you in school keep the pace," said Robinson.  

These tips that can be crucial in the midst of unbearable temperatures.

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