Heat Stress Training-IA

This program provides training to farmworkers in Indiana, Iowa and Nebraska and their employers on how to prevent heat-related illness or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, farmworkers die from heat-related illness at a rate 20 times greater than that of the entire U.S. civilian workforce. Yet, with appropriate steps, heat-related illness is preventable and fatalities are easily avoided.

Bilingual Trainers


Nationally trained employees at Proteus provide heat stress training to help others recognize the symptoms of heat-related illness, how to prevent heat stress/heat stroke, and what to do in cases of emergency. It also provides agricultural employers with training on how to prevent a heat stress incident and how to properly respond if an incident does occur. The program is offered in English and Spanish and is taught with visual aids and interactive training techniques for a low-literacy approach to learning.