In Canada, most construction work is undertaken with a rope, not a belt.
As a result, the risk of heat-related injuries is higher when the workers use a rope than when they use belts.
This article discusses the risk that a rope will shorten and cause the wearer to lose control of the garment.
Construction heat safety is not a mandatory requirement for many construction sites in Canada.
Some sites will require you to wear a heatproof garment and some sites may require you wear a protective garment, but most sites do not require you, as of this writing, to wear either a rope or a belt when building a structure.
In the vast majority of cases, the ropes are worn to protect the wearer from the sun, wind, and other sources of heat.
For more information, visit: Construction Safety: Rope vs. Belt.
For the safety of our workers, our contractors and the public, we encourage you to use our Construction Safety 101 to learn about how to safely work in a construction site.
In addition to the construction heat hazards, many people who work in construction sites also experience fatigue, dizziness, and headaches during the course of their work.
Many of these symptoms may not appear until months later.
The following is a general description of the symptoms that may occur with a construction heat injury: fatigue: dizziness or headache