POSTED: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 7:47am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — While the summer may be enjoyable for some, it may not be for others. WheN temperatures reach the triple digits, there are some risks you take if you work outdoors.
Vicky Lamay, paramedic from ETMC in Tyler says, "Some people get disoriented, they start acting just, weird because practically they are cooking on the inside." Contruction workers, landscapers, even dry cleaners get the brunt of the burning heat while at work, and it can be dangerous especially if you stop sweating.
Lamay says, "When you're not sweating anymore then it becomes and emergency then you need to call 911"
But there are some jobs that are just plain inconvenient in during the summer months.
Mike Pool is the sales manager at Tyler Dry Ice, they sell dry ice and regular ice to people all over east Texas. He says, it's difficult to keep the ice from turning into a puddle.
Pool says, "My shipment usually comes in on a Wednesday, and by the next Wednesday, it's already lost 3 or 4 lbs or more per block. The heat just eats it up!"
Pool says they lose a little money from all the melting, but they plan for that, “You price it a certain rate to where you don't lost money because there is nothing you can do about it."
He says there's just no escaping the hot Texas heat.
Lamay from ETMC says, if you have to work outside during the hot months, make sure to wear a hat, light colored clothing, take lots of breaks and drink lots of water to stay hydrated.