GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The webinar “Pesticide & Heat Stress Education for Latino Farmworkers that is Culturally Appropriate” will be held January 22nd from 2-3pm, by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricutural Health and Safety and the UF/IFAS PIE Center.
Farmworkers, the majority of whom are Latino immigrants from Mexico, experience elevated rates of occupational injury and illness. Chronic low-dose exposure to pesticides and extreme heat and humidity are major sources of poor occupational health outcomes.
Dr. Joseph Grzywacz, principal investigator with the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, is leading a research project that develops and tests if culturally tailored safety education materials targeting pesticide exposure and heat-related illness (HRI) produce changes in safety behaviors among Latino farmworkers.
We invite you to join us for the January 2019 SCCAHS webinar as Grzywacz shares his progress and future endeavors of his 5-year project to create and determine the effectiveness of culturally- and contextually-appropriate curricula for Latino farmworkers targeting pesticide exposure and HRI.
Please click here for more information and to register.
–UF|IFAS PIE Center
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