Department of Agriculture | Heat Stress Message from Secretary Edward Wengryn skip to main content skip to main navigation

New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Edward D. Wengryn and the State Board of Agriculture reminds farmers that, during these days when New Jersey is susceptible to heat waves (defined by meteorologists as three consecutive days of above-90-degree temperatures), farm managers should keep a close watch on employees who may be adversely impacted by the heat and to follow the advice provided in two documents – one each from Rutgers’ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) and the New Jersey Department of Health – to help keep workers safe and comfortable during these high-heat times.

Those documents can be found at:,the%20risk%20of%20workplace%20incidents


As farmers know, preventing heat stress-related problems is important in keeping employees safe and thus avoiding interruption to the farm operation.