Exposure to UV rays can lead to:
Outdoor workers are up to 2.5 to 3.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancers.
Time of Day: If you can, adjust work schedules to limit time in the sun when the UV Index is 3 or higher, usually between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shade: Work in the shade if possible, or make shade with a temporary shade structure.
Cover Up: Wear clothes that cover as much skin as possible or UV-protective clothing. Wear a wide brimmed hat. Attach a back flap to a construction helmet or baseball cap to cover the back of the neck and ears, and a visor to shade the face.
Sunscreen: Apply plenty of sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, labelled ‘broad spectrum’ and ‘water resistant’. Reapply when needed (especially after swimming, sweating, or towelling). Use a sunscreen lip balm.
Sunglasses: Wear UV protective sunglasses, eyeglasses or safety glasses, any time of day, all year round. Choose sunglasses that are close fitting/wrap-around style with UV 400 or 100% UV protection.