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SURVIVING FLORIDA SUMMERS: HEAT STRESS ON OUTDOOR WORKERS
September 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Heat is a significant and growing public health problem in Florida. The state has one of the highest rates of heat-related hospitalizations in the nation, and in 2016 Florida had 1112 hospitalizations. Heat is the leading weather-related killer in the U.S., and the problem will only get worse due to climate change. Excessive heat can harm anyone, but some populations are at greater risk, including outdoor workers. Jurisdictions must work to mitigate climate change and begin protecting the people most vulnerable to its harms.
In this webinar, we will hear from Juley Fulcher from Public Citizen and Jeannie Economos of the Farmworker Association as they discuss the intersection between heat and outdoor worker heath, and the ways COVID-19 has impacted these concerns
This is part of our Florida Climate Crisis statewide campaign, brought to you by The CLEO Institute and our funding partner the VoLo Foundation.