Ultraviolet (UV) rays come from the sun and offer us many benefits. However, when exposed for too long, UV rays are strong enough to damage the skin.
Outdoor workers have a higher than average risk of developing skin cancer, with 1,700 people, (5 people per day) getting skin cancer from sun exposure at work. The information on this page will enable you to protect yourself and your workforce from harmful UV rays.
Take a look at our video on protecting outdoor workers from harmful UV rays:
Follow the 5's approach when working outside
Employer Legal Obligation
The Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations are governed by the Labour Code and state the employers must provide skin protection to their employees:
Skin Protection 12.9
UV Protection Products
Quick absorption, scent free, water resistant, SPF 30 protection for workers exposed to UVA & UVB sun rays