On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, media are invited to witness hardworking construction professionals in Philadelphia receiving respite from the summer heat, thanks to the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA), the commercial construction association of Greater Philadelphia, and Med-Tex Services, Inc., which provides safety and health services to the construction industry. GBCA and Med-Tex Services, Inc. will be visiting several job sites across the city in a “blitz” fashion via the GBCA Safety Van and Med-Tex Jeep to hand-deliver hydration, sunblock and heat prevention materials to workers.
Inspired by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “Water. Rest. Shade.” campaign to keep workers safe in the heat, GBCA and Med-Tex Services, Inc. are drawing attention to the importance of heat illness prevention and helping to ensure workers stay safe.
With Philadelphia currently experiencing a boom in construction, now more than ever, there is a need for construction safety awareness. Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. There are a range of heat illnesses, and they can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition.
August 13, 2019
7:45 a.m. to noon
Locations throughout Center City, Philadelphia; GBCA and Med-Tex Services, Inc. will stop by sites in a “blitz” fashion to make deliveries and visit with workers. For current location of the materials drop-off, follow GBCA on Twitter @gbca or call Lauren Tosti at 267.294.4620 (cell).
Locations include: City Winery at Reading Terminal Market, River Walk (60 N. 23rd Street), LOVE Park Welcome Center, and Laborers’ District Council Training Center (1333 North Broad Street)