As temperatures begin to rise so does the focus concerning the importance of employee welfare when working outdoors.
Don’t forget the “Five S’s of Sun Safety”:
🌞 SLIP on protective clothing
Encourage workers to keep covered up. Clothing can be one of the most effective barriers.
🌞 SLOP on SPF 30+ broad spectrum UVA sunscreen
20 minutes before initial exposure and re-apply every two hours or more frequently if sweating heavily.
🌞 SLAP on a hat and neck protection
Where possible choose a hat with ear and neck protection.
🌞 SLIDE on quality sunglasses
Slide on a pair of high-quality wrap-around sunglasses to protect the eyes.
🌞 SHADE from the sun whenever possible
Encourage workers to take breaks or work in a shaded area wherever possible, especially from 11am-3pm.
Download this handy poster giving tips on beating the heat during the pandemic.