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Heat Wave: Rest breaks, drinking water crucial to working safely

This week’s 100-plus degree temperatures don’t just make transit work uncomfortable; they can make work dangerous. Dehydration, cramps, hear exhaustion, even heat stroke are possible.

To counter these dangers, NYC Transit employees have the right to:

  • rest breaks to cool off when it is too hot;
  • cool, clean drinking water as needed

If it is not possible to take your rest break at your job site, ask your supervisor for the nearest appropriate location. You have the right to go there to cool down.

If water is not available at your job site, ask your supervisor where it is available.

According to Local 100 Safety Directory Earl Phillips, taking breaks and drinking water are key to a healthy work routine in hot weather. Said Phillips: “Heat can kill. Short of killing, it can cause real damage. That’s why there are heat rules. Every transit worker should be taking rest breaks and drinking water as needed.”

If you have any problems in these matters, contact the union.

24-hour Safety Hotline 888-898-6608

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Photo by Jefferson Siegel for AM-New York
Photo by Jefferson Siegel for AM-New York

Token booth worker beaten trying to stop assault on woman

 

BY Erik Badia and Pete Donohue
DAILY NEWS WRITERS

July 6, 2010

A token booth clerk who could lose his job to MTA layoffs was beaten in a Queens subway station when he tried to help a woman being attacked on the platform, authorities said Monday.

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Media Links - July 6, 2010

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Working in the Heat

You have a right to a safe & comfortable work environment. That means:

  • clean water
  • cool work areas and break rooms
  • ventilation
  • immediate treatment if you suffer heat stress

Working in hot environments is not safe. Your body builds up heat when you work and sweats to get rid of it. Too much heat can make you tired, hurt your job performance , and increase your chance of injury. You can get skin rash. You can also suffer serious heath problems

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Your Union Will Not Abandon You

Help Desk for Laid Off Members

Local 100 has established a "HELP DESK" to provide you with a continuing resource to ensure that your Seniority and Civil Service rights are protected.

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