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Extreme temperature jobs in Lubbock have employees beating the heat

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - One hundred degree days have people wondering how to beat the heat. We found a few jobs that require work in extreme temperatures and have beating the heat down to a science.

"We try and drink a lot of water we try and find shady spots whenever we take brakes," said Jeremy Perry with Cutting Edge Lawn Service. The scorching rays make Perry's job much harder. "The toughest part of the day is when the heat kicks up. We advise our guys whenever you feel like you need to take a break go ahead and take a break." However, he has the upper hand in how to beat the heat."We wear hats and sunglasses to protect our eyes," said Perry.

Perry isn't the only one working in extreme conditions; we found one of the coolest jobs in town. "I have people say wow you really have a cool job, you don't burn up and some people are saying how do you stay warm," says Tanya Williams, Market Street Dairy Stocker. Williams stacks dairy for seven to eight hours a day, making her cold job anything but warm. "Keep a jacket on and gloves, moving around a lot. Keeping the cool breeze from freezing you," said Williams.

One business booms when the temperatures start rising. "We live day by day by the weather forecast," said Tom Leezer, Arctic Glacier Regional Manager. "Around this time of year we send out about 150 tons a day." Packing that much ice keeps Arctic Glacier in business and helps others cool off.

Hartman Roofing workers stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water. "They consume about 20, 25 gallons of water and we try and keep ice in their coolers," says Abraham Isles, Hartman Roofing Crew Member. Drinking water is the key to working outside along with wearing light colors and long sleeves to prevent getting sunburned. "Those black shingles get pretty hot and a lot of the times the heat will go into your legs," said Isles.

We asked what the hottest job in this summer heat wave is. "I'm pretty sure the construction workers, working on the loop probably got us beat," says Isles.

If you are going to try to beat the summer heat, here are some tips to prepare you:

  • Drink lots of water
  • Refrain from caffeine
  • Wear SPF 15 or higher
  • Take periodic breaks in the shade
  • Never leave pets or kids in the car even if the windows are open

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