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Webinar: Invest in Your Health- Stay Cool! Prevention of Heat Related Illness in Agriculture Train the Trainer

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

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Last updated on March 15th, 2024 at 10:58 am

Summary: Agriculture is ranked as one of the most dangerous occupations and involves workers and family members of all ages. Heat-related illness occurs when the body’s temperature gets too high and the body’s ability to dissipate heat through sweating and other methods is overcome. Several conditions can result from this such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heatstroke. In 2014, 253,000 young workers between the ages of 16-23 were employed in agriculture. In production agriculture, it is common to work in a hot environment and/ or in direct sunlight. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. Heat-related illnesses, while potentially deadly, are easily preventable.

Intended Audience: This Train the Trainer course is designed for teachers, Extension staff, 4H and FFA leaders and others who work with young adults.

Objectives: At the end of this webinar participants will be able to…

  1. Identify the various types of heat-related illnesses
  2. Identify warning signs of life-threatening exposures
  3. Learn immediate care procedures
  4. Access educational resources

Watch the Recording Here


March 14
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH, CPH