Webinar – Heat-related Illness Prevention in Ag

Event Date

Video Conference

All Ag Center personnel are invited to join this ‘in-house’ webinar to build your expertise on heat related illness. The course is designed to prepare you for engagement in our 2017 Beat the Heat campaign, where US Ag Centers are joining efforts to improve our media outreach and evaluation. The program presents a quick overview on HRI prevention, guidance on tailoring messages for employer or worker audiences, and focuses on the latest research results from Dr. Marc Schenker (Western Center) and Dr. June Spector (PNASH). Time is provided to address questions – please come ready to learn! Date: Monday, June 5th 11-12:30 PT / 1-2:30 CT / 2-3:30 ET


  • Dr. Marc Schenker, Professor and Director, Western Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, UC Davis
  • Dr. June Spector, Assoc. Professor, Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, University of Washington

Learning Objectives 

  1. Distinguish between the four types of heat illness
  2. Name 5 ways employers can prepare for the summer heat
  3. Describe 3 personal risk-factors every worker should be aware of
  4. Explain 2 recent research findings

Adobe Connect Video Conference

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