|NOIRA on Heat Illness Prevention
|Ended on 6/9/2021
I worked as a temp for a corporation in Gordonsville that made custom tee shirts by sealing the logos/pictures onto the tees in a huge warehouse. When the temperature rose in the summer, it was unbearably hot in there. I was an office employee, and know I wouldn’t have lasted half a day in that environment. There had to be outside ventilation because of the toxic nature of the work: fusing plastic onto cotton at high temperature through applied pressure. They brought in so-called A/C blowers, but they were ineffective in that heat. Only the young and hardy could do this work. I felt it was asking for a fatality. Thins in this factory setting should be changed so the work can be done more safely.