Epidemiology of Occupational Heat-Related Illness
Fatality rate = 0.22 per million workers
359 occupational heat-related deaths were identified between 2000 and 2010, which corresponds to a fatality rate of 0.22 per 1 million workers. Gubernot et al. (2014)
Heat-exposed agricultural workers were 14% more likely to experience a traumatic injury compared to non-heat exposed agricultural workers. Spector et al. (2019)
Problem? 13.3 MILLION workers perform work in heat per day!
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