Philadelphia is in the middle of a heat wave! GBCA wants all of our members to work safely. Remember three things to reduce the risk of injuries in the heat: Water. Rest. Shade.

On July 26, GBCA will be visiting several member jobsites to hand out water and other supplies to help reduce the risk of heat- and sun-related injuries.

Below is the list of locations and times where you will find GBCA Director of Safety Services, Frank Durso, on July 26th!

Company Project Address Time
INTECH Construction, LLC Pod Philly Hotel 29 S. 19th St. 7 AM
INTECH Construction, LLC View II 1100 Cecil B. Moore Ave. 9 AM
Clemens Construction Company, Inc. Hyatt Centric 16th and Chancellor 11:30 AM
P. Agnes, Inc. Thomas Jefferson University Alumni Hall 1020 Locust St. 1 PM

Job Site Presenters:

  • Jim Ryan, Corporate Safety Director, INTECH Construction, LLC
  • Ed Christy, Safety Director, Clemens Construction Company, Inc.
  • Joe Jeffries, Safety Director, P. Agnes, Inc.
  • Frank Durso, Director of Safety Services, GBCA


For more information, contact Frank Durso at fdurso@


OSHA has a Heat Safety Tool App that assesses the level of heat risk, and provides resources on preventing and responding to heat-related injuries. Download the app today!


About OSHA’s Water. Rest. Shade. Campaign

The campaign, launched in 2011, educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers from heat. The safety message comes down to three key words: Water. Rest. Shade.

Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat. An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness prevention program.

  • Provide workers with water, rest and shade.
  • Allow new or returning workers to gradually increase workloads and take more frequent breaks as they acclimatize, or build a tolerance for working in the heat.
  • Plan for emergencies and train workers on prevention.
  • Monitor workers for signs of illness.