At OEI, many of our engineering project processes require time outside. As summer heat tends to be a plague across Texas, it is incredibly important to remember proper sun safety protocols.
Cancer.org reminds us that, “Ultraviolet (UV) rays – from the sun and other sources like tanning beds – are the #1 cause of skin cancer. Too much exposure can also cause sunburn, eye damage, and premature wrinkles.”
OEI cares about our team members. We want to make sure everyone is knowledgeable about the importance of protecting your skin and takes the proper steps to avoid adverse effects of prolonged UV exposure.
So how do we make sure to stay safe while working outside?
A cancer.org article gives several suggestions to consider when you work outside:
- Seek shade: When possible, OEI team members limit direct exposure to UV rays.
- Cover up: OEI encourages our team members to wear appropriate gear when working on an outside engineering project.
- Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30: In addition to protective gear, construction crews are encouraged to choose sunscreens with the appropriate amount of protection while being aware of product expiration dates.
Engineering Projects and Sun Safety
At OEI, our team’s safety is of utmost importance. As civil engineers, a good portion of our work occurs outside. While providing construction phase services, sun safety is always taken into consideration. Our team practices sun safety by wearing protective gear and sunscreen. We also make sure all workers take time to recover in the shade and stay hydrated.
Our services include a complete engineering project process from idea to design to a finished project build. From private citizens to large federal scale engineering projects, we have the expertise to provide the construction management, administration, and surveillance services you need. For more information visit our projects page.