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[WEBINAR]: Wildfire Health Threats: Risk Factors for Farmers and Ranchers

[WEBINAR]: Wildfire Health Threats: Risk Factors for Farmers and Ranchers

17Jun2021

12:00pm

Wildfires have become a persistent health threat for people working in agriculture. This webinar will focus on understanding the risks of exposure to wildfire smoke and potential strategies for responding to protect human health. Best practices for protecting worker health will be shared based on California's requirements along with resources for talking with agricultural workers about wildfire exposure risks. Intended audience: farmers, ranchers, agricultural producers, agricultural workers, employers, agricultural safety and health professions, health professionals

Objectives:

  • Establish key concerns surrounding agricultural workers and exposure to wildfire smoke
  • Identify existing information gaps and propose potential solutions
  • Present preliminary efforts to develop a response framework targeted to farmers and ranchers
  • List best practices for protecting worker health during wildfire conditions
  • Identify at least one resource for sharing with ag workers related to wildfires

Presenters:

Elena Austin, MS, ScD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington

Edward Kasner, MPH, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington

Teresa Andrews, MS, Education and Outreach Specialist, Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, University of California Davis

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