NATA Provides Guidelines on Lightning Safety

Source: National Athletic Trainers' Association

DALLAS, Texas, August 13, 2014 – With news of recent lightning strikes and little to no warning, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association has reissued guidelines to ensure a safe outdoor environment.

“It is critical for those who are in charge of sports and recreational activities as well as outdoor enthusiasts to be aware of lightning danger and prepare accordingly,” said Katie Walsh Flanagan, EdD, ATC, East Carolina University, who chaired NATA’s lightning position statement writing group. “Proper preparation and notifying participants of lightning danger is critical.”

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