Class description

The University of Washington is pleased to announce 3 new online, on-demand courses for agricultural communities. The goal of these courses is to share agricultural solutions on a variety of topics that will improve the health and safety of the workforce in the northwest region. The program brings together an expert line-up of research faculty from the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center and community partners who will cover sexual harassment prevention, dairy safety, heat education and awareness, and pesticide safety.  Each course will include lessons learned, practical resources and ready-to use toolkits for assessing, evaluating, and preventing injuries and illnesses on the farm.

This course is part of the Health and Safety Solutions in Agriculture Community Engagement Online Course Series.  In this course you will learn how heat affects workers and common risk factors for heat related illnesses. You will learn how to recognize different heat related illnesses, how to recognize them, and how they can be treated.  The goal of this course is to improve the awareness of heat-related illness and provide solutions by using the resources in the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Health and Safety Center toolkit.