The Problem of Sun Protection
According to the Cancer Council of Australia, Outdoor workers experience up to 10 Times the UV Exposure as indoor workers.
Much of the available sun protection for outdoor workers is often goes unused. The reason? It's uncomfortable or inhibits the job.
Workers rarely reapply every two hours as recommended. Some hate that sunscreen attracts dust and dirt, forming a paste and don't apply at all.
Sunscreen must be stored at less than 30 degrees C as heat can cause the ingredients to separate and lose effectiveness.
Hard Hat Brims
Hard hat brims are often not used because the job requires tight spaces, experiences high winds which can blow the hard hat off.
- Rope Access Techicians
- Solar and wind farm workers
- Drilling Exploration
- Surface Mining
Seamless head socks can have limited UV protection, be hot and itchy and block a workers view when fully covered.