Heat Safety Tips
Arizona’s summer heat is upon us and with it come triple digit temperatures that last through September. The high temperatures increase the risk for heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The good news is that heat-related illness is preventable. Staff from the Office of Environmental Health at the Arizona Department of Health Services will cover actions you can take to prevent, recognize, and treat a heat-related illness in order to protect yourself, your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.
Session participants will learn about:
• Heat-related illness risk factors and statistics
• How to prevent, recognize, and treat heat-related illness
• How to stay safe while working in the heat
About our speaker:
Niki Lajevardi-Khosh is a Health Educator for the Arizona Department of Health Services. She has an MPH from the University of Washington in St. Louis. Her projects include working on well water quality projects and bringing awareness to the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network which works to provide better information on chronic health issues and their environmental factors to improve community health.
Ginny DeLaCruz is the SunWise Program Coordinator at Arizona Department Health Services. Although she spends most of her time talking to people about the importance of Sun safety, she also works closely with the office of environmental health to provide heat safety education. She possesses a Bachelor’s degree in global health from Arizona State University and a Master’s Degree in Global health from Duke University.
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