STORRS, Conn., July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — MISSION®, the preeminent innovators of cooling and heat relief technologies and Magid®, the industrial leader in workplace safety innovations, today announced they are coming together with The Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) at the University of Connecticut, the nation’s leading heat safety advocate and research institute, to form the National Heat Safety Coalition.
Fifty to seventy percent of outdoor fatalities occur in the first few days of working in hot environments.
Magid, MISSION, and KSI will aim to serve as the country’s foremost authority and advocate group for heat stress prevention, establishing heat safety solutions and standards for the industrial sectors. The National Heat Safety Coalition will provide heat-safety research, solutions, education and awareness with the sole purpose of eliminating heat-related injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The National Heat Safety Coalition will kick off with a series of virtual roundtable discussions with major companies and consumer groups who possess a wide knowledge of health and heat safety, cooling solutions, and industrial needs.
Millions of U.S. workers are exposed each day to heat related illness in their workplaces. Although heat illness is 100% preventable, thousands are injured every year from occupational heat exposure, with…