Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Heat Stress and Farm Workers Across California

Aired on The California Report Magazine on July 19, 2013:

and on Latino USA on July 26, 2013.

We've had some record-setting heat around the state this summer -- it's more than just an annoyance for those who can't take refuge because the outdoors is their office. Recently when temperatures in California soared above 100 for almost three weeks, three farm workers died. State regulators are investigating those deaths to see if employers violated heat illness prevention laws.