Stay Cool! Prevention of Heat Related Illness

This Train the Trainer course is designed for teachers, Extension staff, 4H and FFA leaders and others who work with young adults.

Agriculture is ranked as one of the most dangerous occupations and involves workers and family members of all ages. Heat-related illness occurs when the body’s temperature gets too high and the body’s ability to dissipate heat through sweating and other methods is overcome. Several conditions can result from this such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heatstroke.  In 2014, 253,000 young workers between the ages of 16-23 were employed in agriculture. In production agriculture, it is common to work in a hot environment and/ or in direct sunlight. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. Heat-related illnesses, while potentially deadly, are easily preventable.


By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 

  • identify the various types of heat related illnesses
  • identify warning signs of life threatening exposures
  • learn immediate care procedures
  • access educational resources

Access the Train the Trainer Webinar from the AgriSafe Learning Lab!

   Teacher Guide (available after completion of the Train the Trainer)


Classroom Activities (available after completion of the Train the Trainer)

  1. OSHA- NIOSH Heat Safety Tool
  2. Classroom Case Study (with answer guide)
  3. Heat Stress Jeopardy PPT ( English or Spanish) – Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
  4. Stay Cool! for students - 30 minute OnDemand training


If you have already viewed the Train the Trainer webinar and are looking for resources, please contact AgriSafe at [email protected]