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21IHW1012

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Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries including heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat rashes. This presentation will explore the public health burden of heat stress in agricultural workers in the United States. Learners will also discuss challenges surrounding the measurement of occupational heat stress, and methods to assess heat stress exposure using spatial and meteorological data.

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- Discuss the public health significance of heat stress as it relates to agricultural workers
- Identify current literature on and challenges surrounding the measurement of occupational heat stress
- Discuss the use of spatial and meteorological data to estimate exposure to heat stress