On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, GBCA and Med-Tex Services, Inc. will be promoting awareness about reducing the risk of heat- and sun-related injuries. GBCA and Med-Tex Services, Inc., which provides safety and health services to the construction industry, will be visiting several job sites across the city in a “blitz” fashion to hand-deliver hydration, sunblock and heat prevention materials to workers.

Look for the GBCA Safety Van and the Med-Tex Services Jeep as we travel through the city!


7:45 am
Hyatt Centric Hotel, 17th & Chancellor
Clemens Construction Company

9:00 am
River Walk, 60 N. 23rd Street
B. Pietrini & Sons, Inc.

10:15 am
LOVE Park Welcome Center Building/ Loveluck Restaurant
Bittenbender Construction, LP

Laborers’ District Council Training Center, 1333 North Broad
TN Ward Company

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.