How outdoor workers beat the heat in record-breaking temperatures


CLOUDS GIVE WAY ASHLEY: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS GOT A DOSE OF RECORD BREAKING HEAT TODAY! 22NEWS REPORTER TAMARA SACHARCZYK GOT A FIRST HAND LOOK AT HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT FROM PEOPLE WHO HAD TO WORK IN IT. 7AM, TRY TO GET OUT BEFORE IT GETS TOO HOT. THE HOTTER THE DAY.. THE EARLIER THE ALARM CLOCK. WORKERS IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS TRIED THEIR BEST TO BEAT THE HEAT ON THURSDAY. WHETHER YOU HAD TO MOW YOUR LAWN, OR TAKE A WALK, THE RECORD BREAKING TEMPERATURES WAS ENOUGH TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE LIKE BRANDON SEYMORE TO GET UP, AND GET OUT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. & BRANDON SEYMORE, CHICOPEE: I WANTED TO DO IT THIS EARLY BECAUSE I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE PRETTY BRUTAL LATER. THE BUGS ARE STARTING TO COME OUT, AND AS YOU CAN SEE IT’S STARTING TO BUILD UP ON ME, SO I’M GLAD I’M GETTING IT OUT OF THE WAY NOW. WHETHER IT’S YARD WORK, OR A WORKOUT, STARTING EARLY CAN BE CRITICAL ON DANGEROUSLY HOT DAYS… BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT’S ENOUGH TO PREVENT HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES. OSHA SAYS IT’S JUST AS IMPORTANT TO STAY HYDRATED BY DRINKING PLENTY OF WATER. TAMARA SACHARCZYK: MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE USED TO WORKING OUTSIDE IN THE HEAT KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING HYDRATED. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DRINK 16-OZ OF WATER BEFORE YOU GO OUTSIDE ON A HOT DAY, AND CONTINUE TO DRINK WATER EVERY HALF HOUR TO MAKE SURE YOU STAY SAFE. JEREMY COFFEY, LANDSCAPER: IF YOU DEHYDRATE YOU’RE GOING TO BE IN A LOT OF TROUBLE. THE HEAT CAN REALLY PUT YOU DOWN, AND IT’S NOT SAFE SO, WE TAKE A BREAK, SIT DOWN, DRINKING SOME WATER, SIT IN THE SHADE FOR A LITTLE WHILE. JEREMY COFFEY IS A LANDSCAPER. HE TOLD 22NEWS, IT’S IMPORTANT TO TAKE SHORT BREAKS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. JEREMY COFFEY, LANDSCAPER: AT LEAST ONCE AN HOUR, SIT DOWN AND HAVE SOME

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