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It’s Hot and It’s Dangerous! A Webinar for Community Health Workers to Learn about Heat Related-Illness and How to Help Prevent It.

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Last year, in the sweltering heat of Georgia in late June, 24-year-old Mexico native Miguel Angel Guzman Chavez collapsed while picking tomatoes in a field. At the time that he fell ill, the temperature in fields was 95 degrees with a heat index of 104 degrees. After being in the United States for just one week, the young man suffered extreme heat exhaustion, which later escalated into heat stroke, cardiac arrest, and death.  Every year, close to 30 workers die from heat-related illnesses in the United States. Outdoor work in industries such as agriculture and construction poses serious dangers for workers, but heat-related illnesses can be prevented.

This workshop will help community health workers recognize and prevent heat-related illness among at-risk workers. Case studies will show how to recognize the symptoms and health effects of heat-related illness. Participants in this workshop will receive resources for preventing heat-related illness.

This webinar will include the following:  

  • Signs and symptoms of heat stroke or heat stress
  • Steps to take to prevent heat-related illness
  • Resources available to workers
  • Rights and responsibilities of workers in relation to heat stress

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Caitlin A.



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Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

Caitlin A. Fish is a Staff Attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.’s Laredo Office, where she practices primarily immigration and family law. As a member of the Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) team at TRLA, Caitlin also handles a variety of civil legal cases for survivors of sexual assault, including employment and education cases. She also engages in community outreach through educational presentations on a variety of legal issues and participation in various community coalitions. Prior to law school she worked for the Wake Forest School of Medicine as a Data Collector and Clinical Studies Coordinator on a variety of projects studying health disparities in rural and underserved communities. As a law student, she worked for several different organizations advocating for immigrant and farmworker rights, including Farmworker Justice and the University of Wisconsin Law School Immigrant Justice Clinic. Caitlin has presented on a variety of issues at the State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Conference, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Annual Conference, Legal Aid for Survivors of Abuse Annual Conference, and Webb County Domestic Violence Coalition Conference. Caitlin also is the Pro Bono and Community Service Chair for the Laredo-Webb County Bar Association and a member of the board for Casa de Misericordia Domestic Violence Shelter. Caitlin received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School with an Employment and Labor Law Concentration. She is licensed to practice in Texas and Wisconsin.

Continuing Education Credit (CEU)

To receive CME* or CNE credit after viewing this webinar, you must:

  1. Complete the Participant Evaluation associated with this webinar
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