The U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers (US Ag Centers) are joining the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to share critical information for farming, fishing, and forestry industries.
Farming, fishing, and forestry workers are at particular risk for heat illness because of exertional heat stress. Like athletes, during hard work, heat is built-up in the body. This, plus the external (environmental) sources can cause heat-related illnesses. Heat illness occurs when the body can no longer cope and the body’s physical and mental functions break down.
See nasdonline.org for fresh ideas and educational materials (English and Spanish) about how to stay safe while working in farming, fishing, and forestry.
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