Combating Heat & Cold Stress for Forestry Workers webinar

April 24, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Agrisafe Network

Forestry workers may be subject to extreme heat and cold.

Agrisafe Network will hold a Combating Heat & Cold Stress for Forestry Workers webinar on April 24th from 1 – 2 pm EDT

Working outdoors makes people more likely to become dehydrated and experience heat-related illness or heat stress. High temperatures reduce work capacity and may lead to heat stress and dehydration. Although exposure to heat stress is preventable, thousands become sick from occupational heat exposure every year, and some cases are fatal.

Similarly, cold weather can reduce dexterity, blood flow, muscle strength, and balance. Hypothermia, frostbite, trench foot, and chilblains are all illnesses and injuries caused by cold stress. However, forestry workers can avoid heat-related illness and cold stress with proper information and preventative action.

This presentation by Knesha Rose-Davison from Agrisafe will explore both weather-related conditions and their impact on outdoor workers.

After the training, participants will be able to…

  • Define Heat Stress, Cold Stress, and their related conditions.
  • Identify vulnerable populations and critical warning signs for interventions.
  • Share essential resources for Workplace Safety Practices.

To take part in this webinar, register at Webinar Registration – Zoom