Why be sun smart?
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which has a shorter wavelength than either visible blue or violet light, is responsible for sunburn and other adverse health effects including. Most outdoor workers work when ultraviolet radiation or ‘UV’ is at its peak (between 10am and 4pm).
Tip: If your shadow is shorter than you are, the sun’s rays are at their peak and you are at risk to burn!
Being sun smart has many advantages
- Protects health
- Improves safety
- Increases productivity
- Educates employees on early detection
- Decreases injury & sick time
- Shows you care about employee and their families
Employers and workers can work together to minimize sun exposure and introduce protection strategies to reduce the chances of employees suffering from sun burn and heat related illnesses.