Writer: Linda Geist; Story source: Karen Funkenbusch, Health and Safety Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
Agriculture workers are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat. Heat deaths are 100 percent preventable with water, rest and shade, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. That is why she encourages everyone to support the “Summer 2017 Beat the Heat” campaign from the U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Workers in farming, fishing and forestry are at high risk of heat illness because heat builds in the body during hard work…
For more information and resources to prevent heat illnesses, see the full article athttp://missourifamilies.org/features/healtharticles/health141.htm