Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week 2022

Heat/Cold Stress & Extreme Weather Events

U.S. workers have been seriously injured by extreme heat, Over a 25 year period

Farmworkers are more likely to die from heat related stress than all other workers

Heat/Cold Stress & Extreme Weather Events

Extreme weather events or temperatures can bring additional hazards to the job especially when outdoor work is performed. Whether it is the effects of heat or cold stress or hazards associated with events such as floods and tornadoes, educate employees on identifying hazards, protecting themselves and others, using equipment properly, and donning the correct clothing and PPE.

Featured Training

Daily Learning Session – April 6

10 AM – 12 PM (NOON) CST (2 PARTS)

Heat/Cold Stress & Extreme Weather Events

FREE, live virtual training provided by the Grain Handling Safety Council.

Extreme temperatures and weather events are occurring more frequently with often devastating consequences. In this 2 part session, Aaron Yoder, PhD, CS-CASH and Gretchen Mosher, PhD, Iowa State University discuss the impact extreme weather has on how we work, the new hazards it creates in the workplace and the best strategies to protect workers whether they are working in the fields, a grain facility, feedlot, or other setting. Part 1 will focus on temperature extremes and the hazards related to heat and cold stress. Part 2 will look at extreme weather events such as tornadoes and floods which can not only devastate the workplace but pose other safety and health risks to those working in the aftermath. Stick around for an “ASK THE EXPERT” open discussion at the end of the session.

BONUS Spanish Session – April 6

2 PM -3:30 PM CST 

Heat/Cold Stress & Extreme Weather Events

FREE, live virtual training provided by the Grain Handling Safety Council.  Presented in Spanish.

Extreme temperatures and weather events are occurring more frequently with often devastating consequences. The session explores the impact extreme weather has on how we work, the hazards it creates in the workplace, and the best strategies to protect workers whether they are working in the fields, a grain facility, feedlot, or other setting. Presented by Dr. Carlos Campabadal of Kansas State University and moderated by Ricardo “Rico” Lopez, CVA Coop, this slightly shortened session from the morning version focuses on helping Spanish speaking workers understand the safety and health hazards associated with extreme temperatures and weather events, and the strategies to protect them. Stick around for an “ASK THE EXPERT” open discussion at the end of the session.

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