Waltham, MA, May 21, 2024—The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will host a 30-minute webinar on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss findings from the Institute’s new study on how excessive heat affects workplace injuries.

“This is a highly relevant topic, especially as U.S. officials prepare for another summer of extreme heat. The study’s insights can help shape public policy discussions on mitigating the impact of excessive heat,” said Ramona Tanabe, President and CEO of WCRI.

The study, Impact of Excessive Heat on the Frequency of Work-Related Injuries, measures the extent to which excessive heat has increased the incidence of work-related injuries in recent years by considering injuries like heat exhaustion as well as accidents like falling off a ladder on a hot day. The study uses claims and weather data from 2016 to 2021 across 24 states.

Questions addressed:

  • How does the frequency of work-related accidents due to excessive heat vary across different regions?
  • What is the impact of excessive heat on worker populations in diverse climates beyond a single state?
  • Are certain industries and types of injuries more affected by excessive heat?

Register for this free webinar here. Attendees will receive a free copy of the slides and a recording of the webinar. Attendance is limited to 500.

About WCRI

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Waltham, MA. Organized in late 1983, the Institute does not take positions on the issues it researches; rather, it provides information obtained through studies and data collection efforts that conform to recognized scientific methods. Objectivity is further ensured through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures. WCRI's diverse membership includes employers, insurers, government entities, managed care companies, health care providers, insurance regulators, labor organizations, and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


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