THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the 2023 NORA Online Symposium.
2023 NORA ONLINE SYMPOSIUM
Changing the Climate of Worker Health and Safety: A Forum on Lessons and Actions to Foster a Resilient Workforce
The 2023 NORA Online Symposium will feature a moderated discussion with a panel of experts on the effects of climate change on worker health and safety in a variety of industries and workplaces.
Climate change is an urgent public health issue with significant impact on environmental, social, mental, and physical health. Drought, floods, extreme heat, wildfires, and other weather-related events can lead to multiple health and safety risks, including: heat-related and respiratory illnesses, physical and mental health effects, and disease and pest exposures. Without proper protection and training, these risks are even greater among vulnerable populations such as outdoor workers, migrant agricultural and construction laborers, or those involved in disaster response.
The event will begin with a virtual poster session with presentations by UMASH and MCOHS students and partners on a wide variety of public health topics.
- Raise awareness of challenges associated with climate change that impact workers today and into the future
- Present examples of these challenges from the perspective of a variety of work sectors, along with actions that help build resilient communities
- Describe opportunities for growing/developing plans towards preparedness
MODERATED DISCUSSION WITH AN EXPERT PANEL
The symposium will feature presentations and a moderated discussion and Q&A session with a panel of local and national experts on the effects of climate change on worker health and safety in a variety of industries and workplaces.
The NORA Symposium is co-sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center (MCOHS) and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH).