Upcoming Webinar for Health Professionals
Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 12:30 - 1:30pm EST
The fourth of our 2020 webinar series will feature two presenters on the topic of protecting outdoor workers from dangers posed by rising temperatures due to climate change.
Dr. Julia Gohlke from Virginia Tech will present a research study conducted in Alabama, in which City of Birmingham public works employees, along with residents in urban and rural locations, participated in a week long study to estimate heat exposure during the summertime. Results will be compared with other studies examining heat exposure for outdoor workers in other U.S. locations. Implications of findings will be discussed in the context of climate change that has occurred, as well as climate change that is expected to occur.
VCCA Steering Committee Member, Dr. Robert Kitchen, will report on the status of state and national legislation for the protection of workers from extreme heat.
CME credit is offered for this webinar through Inova.