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Workers take precautions while working outside in extreme heat

Posted at 6:28 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 00:06:41-04

High temperatures are not slowing down those who have to work outside in Paso Robles.

With numbers reaching the triple digits, those who work in construction or even in the gardening business are taking precautions to make sure they stay hydrated and out of the danger zone.

Workers say the key to avoiding any health issues while working on an outdoor project is making sure you're taking the proper breaks.

"Your hottest point is like 12:00 to 3:00. You just have to kind of take it a little bit slower so you don't fall down," said Steve Tapia, a contractor with Concrete Concepts.

Some workers also pack extra liquids just in case they end up working a shift that passes a regular eight-hour work day.

The Paso Robles Fire Department says they recommend workers drink water at least every 20 minutes and also warn them that a sudden feeling of extreme thirst could mean they're too late and have already reached heat exhaustion.