I spent the last couple of months working in a metal factory that produces a variety of reinforced steel bars.
Reinforced steel bars are also known as rebars.
Rebar is used to create a strong interior structure when concrete may crack. Rebar is regularly seen in projects like bridges, highways, and residential homes foundations. There are also a number of other things that rebar can be used for. I work in a shop that uses rebar to create artistic looking gates and doors. Inside the rebar shop, it can get very hot and humid. We have giant ovens that help to shape the rebar and other pieces of metal. I was working indoors last Friday and it was 103° outside. I told my boss that I felt like I was going to pass out. I said that around 10:00 in the morning and I had only been there for a couple of hours. I told my boss that I thought I needed a fan or something to cool me down. I was feeding rebar into a machine that was shaping it into different pieces. My boss failed to do anything to help the situation and I passed out in the heat. I passed out and fell on top of the machine. I could have been seriously injured, but I was safe. The next day, there was a large ventilation fan installed above the area where my workstation is located. I noticed the change right away, but I didn’t say anything at all. I guess I got my point across when I passed out. It’s not as if I did it on purpose, but I told them that it was too hot for me to work safely.