Tips For Protecting Against Ultraviolet Rays

Tips for Protecting Against Ultraviolet RaysThe Importance Of UV Safety For Your Staff

The summer is in full swing, bringing longer days with more sunlight. This is great for your pool plans, but it presents a danger to your skin and eyes. In Mile High City, the sun is (you guessed it!) a mile closer to us, meaning we are increasingly exposed to harmful ultraviolet rays. The good news is that there are some things you can do to protect yourself and your employees this summer. Here are a few UV protection tips.

  • Offer Protection: Invest in protective but lightweight clothing, hats, and sunglasses to offer your employees so that they can protect themselves. Also, have sunscreen that is at least SPF 15 readily available throughout your workplace. If there are shiny surfaces around your workplace, consider covering them to minimize the reflection of UV rays.
  • Offer A Policy: Include sun safety in your workplace safety policy. The sun may seem like a minimal hazard, but overexposure to UV rays can lead to cataracts and skin cancer. To keep your employees cancer-free with great vision, make sure your safety policy addresses this very serious danger.
  • Offer Education: The majority of people who do not apply sunscreen skip it because they do not think UV rays are that big of a deal. Correct this mistaken thinking by educating your staff about the risks UV rays bring. If they regularly work outside, you may want to teach them to use the UV Index to assess when these levels are most dangerous and seek shade accordingly.

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