|NOIRA on Heat Illness Prevention
|Ended on 6/9/2021
I want to start by saying we pay attention to the heat, our employees, watch out for heat related issues, supply filtered cold water, gatorade, evaporative cooling fans and building fans to move hot air out. They are mostly in the shade.
They can stop and get a drink or rest anytime they need to.
Our techs also get a production bonus, making them stop due to regulation will effect their ability to make money.
During the summer if there are 15 minute breaks ever hour does this:
Obviously we want our employees to be healthy, if they fall down, we, nor they can make a living. When we have to stop every hour, customers are going to yell at us.
This outline 16 VAC 25-210 lumped to many industries together, auto repair, golf courses, catering, forest firefighter.
Are you going to tell a forest firefighter to stop and take a break in the middle of a fire?
How about regulating office workers out go outside for 15 minutes every hour to get out from in front of the computer and control what they eat due to lack of exercise and heart disease issues?
I was an automotive technician for 13 years before owning a shop, I would have hated this rule for stopping my ability to make a living. I have brought this up to the techs in my shop they do not like it.
We are still trying to make it coming out of corona, another road block is not what we need.