A new resource will help outdoor workers stay safe and healthy during the hot summer months
Researchers with the University of Connecticut established the National Heat Safety Coalition (NHSC) this summer.
They hope to be the nation’s leading authority for heat stress prevention.
They were largely inspired by the death of 27-year-old Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman, Korey Stringer.
The UConn alumni died of heat stroke in 2001.
Now, the NHSC wants to educate people about what causes heat-related health issues, how to prevent them, and how to help those in danger.
The group will also host nationwide awareness initiatives, and discussions with outdoor business leaders and workers throughout the country.
They will even evaluate individual companies and recommend safety protocol improvements.
The NHSC hopes their effort can lead to new heat-safety standards to keep people safe and drive productivity in the workplace.