UV PROTECTION IN WORKPLACE
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is an invisible type of radiation produced by the sun. There are three distinct types: UVA, UVB and UVC rays.
UVA rays have a longer wavelength, which means they are able to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin – these rays can also cause premature ageing.
UVB rays can significantly contribute to the development of skin cancer. These rays have a medium wavelength and can burn the outer layers of the skin.
Whilst UVA & UVB rays reaches the earth’s surface, shorter wavelength UVC radiation is blocked by the ozone layer. UVC rays are also damaging and can be created artificially during industrial processes such as welding.
OUTDOOR WORKERS HAVE A HIGHER THAN AVERAGE RISK OF DEVELOPING SKIN CANCER 
Each episode of sunburn increases the risk of getting skin cancer.
In order to stay protected as much as possible, an average-sized adult should apply at least six full teaspoons to cover the body, which equates to more than half a teaspoon on each arm and the face/neck including ears.
15 to 20 MINUTES of unprotected sun exposure per day, without skin reddening or burning, should be sufficient for most people to produce the required vitamin D levels.
REMEMBER, IN LARGER DOSES UV LIGHT CAN DAMAGE OUR SKIN producing burns, skin ageing, cell mutations and even skin cancer.
Below, you will find our suite of best practice training and awareness tools that empower employers and employees to help protect themselves from harmful UV rays, in just a few simple steps.
PROTECT YOUR WORKERS TODAY:
 https://www.skcin.org/skinCancerInformation/theVitaminDDebate.htm  https://www.skincancer.org/risk-factors/uv-radiation/