COVINGTON, La. — With historically high temperatures, staying safe while working outdoors is increasingly vital, particularly among vulnerable groups like pregnant women, older employees and young children.

Women make up 35% of farmers in the U.S. As their roles on farms increase, it’s important to address the unique safety hazards women may face, Knesha Rose-Davison, AgriSafe Network’s public health program director, said in a recent webinar about women and heat stress.