It’s that time of the summer where the temperatures are high, humidity is in the air, and heat indexes are well over 100 degrees. During these high temperature, it puts a lot of risk onto construction workers. It is a physically demanding job so hydration and safety is essential. Below are options we like to take and also help out others working out on the field during this time.


  • Drink plenty of water
  • Do not wait until parches
  • Flavored drinks with low sugar are good
  • Avoid caffeine, drinks with lots of sugar, and alcohol


  • Every company vehicle is to have a case of water for our employees and anyone on the job-site
  • Always try to park in shaded areas as best as possible
  • Take breaks when needed when working outside
  • Water machine in office is always stocked
  • Other drink options offered in the kitchen area
  • Send weekly reminder to stay to stay hydrated and cool during these hot summer days


  • Pre-hydrate in the morning before you leave to work
  • Drink the amount that is right for you, usually half your body weight in ounces
  • Drink electrolytes
  • Keep a water bottle with you throughout the day
  • Set an alarm to remind yourself to drink water and take a break to cool down
  • Remember to eat

In the end, construction companies must always take dehydration and heat stress seriously. That’s why P&R implements their procedures during these hotter months to make sure our staff and others onsite are saying healthy and hydrated.

Contact us today for any weather-related issues and service needs!