Heat Related Illnesses

What is the difference between heat stress and heat stroke?

Due to the nature of their work, farmers and farmworkers are at a higher risk for heat-related illnesses than the general population. Farm workers and managers should become familiar with the signs of heat illness so they can be better prepared to act in case of an emergency.

SCCAHS created a short, informational guide to help stakeholders understand key differences between heat stress and heat stroke. These guides are available for download in English and in Spanish below.

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