Title

Preventing heat-related illness among Hispanic farmworkers

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Journal, Book or Conference Title

AAOHN journal

NLM Title Abbreviation

Aaohn J

PubMed ID

21229935

DOI

10.3928/08910162-20101228-01;

Abstract

Hispanic and Latino farmworkers are at risk for negative occupational health and safety outcomes due to issues such as their extreme work conditions, their reliance on employer beneficence, and cultural barriers. The purpose of this article is to explain the unique characteristics of heat-related illness in the Hispanic agricultural work force and to provide an overview of the problems of poor hydration and heat exposure in this population. Culturally appropriate preventive strategies are discussed because industrial-type solutions may not work in a crop production environment where language and beliefs may interfere with adaptation.

Keywords

Agricultural Workers' Diseases/nursing/prevention & control, Heat Exhaustion/nursing/prevention & control, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Occupational Health Nursing/methods

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in AAOHN journal, 59:1 (2011) pp.23-32. DOI:10.3928/08910162-20101228-01;.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1119