12:00pm - 2:30pm
The 2023 NORA Online Symposium will feature presentations and interactive discussion with a panel of experts on the effects of climate change on worker health and safety in a variety of industries and workplaces.
Climate change is an urgent public health issue with significant impact on environmental, social, mental, and physical health. Drought, floods, extreme heat, wildfires, and other weather-related events can lead to multiple health and safety risks, including: heat-related and respiratory illnesses, physical and mental health effects, and disease and pest exposures. Without proper protection and training, these risks are even greater among vulnerable populations such as outdoor workers, migrant agricultural and construction laborers, or those involved in disaster response.
The event will begin with a virtual poster session with presentations by MCOHS- and UMASH-sponsored students and partners on a wide variety of public health topics.