Summertime has arrived, and the majority of people in the U.S. are dreaming of camping trips, bonfires, long days by the pool, a week at the beach, or even a weekend barbecue. This is often not the case for those employed within the HVAC industry. Summertime in this industry means long hours of hard work in sometimes extreme conditions.
Enduring the rigors of hostile work environments, such as when a technician works in an attic on a hot summer day, can also affect a service professional’s demeanor. A technician working on an attic blower can experience temperatures greater than 140°F and sometimes as high as 170°F. Extreme temperatures can result in dehydration, which can affect basic physical and mental functions.
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Question: I have an employee who fell without a witness. We sent him right to occupational health for treatment. Our policy is any accident you automatically get a drug test.
Service agreements can also cause your company serious problems when not properly implemented. Here are top three ways a company loses money with service agreements: 1. They send a “parts changer:” 2. They offer discounts they cannot afford. 3. They price their labor too low.