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Integrated inter-sector framework to increase the thermal resilience of European workers in the context of global warming (HEAT-SHIELD)

Description:

HEAT-SHIELD aims at addressing the negative effects of climate change, in particular increasing workplace temperature, on the working population. The effects of heat exposure includes productivity loss in many jobs, and HEAT-SHIELD will study this issue and its prevention in different sectors. In addition, heat strain as a result of the increased workplace temperature will pose health issues to the workers of the EU. 

To address these issues, HEAT-SHIELD focuses on providing adaptation strategies for the five major industries of the EU and its workers: manufacturing, construction, transportation, tourism, and agriculture.

The project is dedicated to improve heat resilience in European workers and provide know-how to the European community ranging from the individual citizen to public and private policy makers to implement methods and procedures that may secure health and productivity during present and future climatic heat scenarios.

The HEAT-SHIELD MapViewer provides a 4-week heat wave forecast for Europe, focussing on occupational health.

Project information

Lead

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Partners

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI,  Slovenia

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS, Greece

UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE, Italy

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT, Switzerland

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO, Netherlands

LUNDS UNIVERSITET, Sweden

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN, Switzerland

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN, Slovenia

AZIENDA UNITA' SANITARIA LOCALE TOSCANA CENTRO, Italy

HELP THE AGED LBG, United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO, Portugal

VEILIGHEIDS- EN GEZONDHEIDSREGIO GELDERLAND-MIDDEN, Netherlands

EDEX - EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED, Cyprus

ODELO SLOVENIJA, PODJETJE ZA RAZVOJ, PROIZVODNJO IN TRZENJE AVTOMOBILSKIH DELOV DOO,  Slovenia

CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ANDINNOVATION (CETRI) LTD, Cyprus

SDRAKAS CHRISTOS, Greece

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA, Spain

Source of funding

Horizon 2020

Published in Climate ADAPT Oct 29 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate ADAPT Feb 24 2021

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