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.
Too much exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun causes sunburn, skin damage and increases the risk of skin cancer. UV rays come from the sun and when they reach the earth's surface they are strong enough to damage the skin.
Outdoor workers have a higher than average risk of developing skin cancer, and 71% of workers are not provided sunscreen at work. Schools also have a responsibility to ensure that children have access to sun protective measures and are actively educated on an annual basis about the importance of sun safety.
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Who is At Risk?
Outdoor Workers spend the majority of their working day in the light of a silent threat to the health of their skin. Without adequate UV protection, they are putting themselves at risk. Learn more
As the days get longer and warmer and outdoor play becomes more frequent, it’s vital that children know how and when to stay safe in the sun. Schools have a responsibility to ensure that pupils are protected from the harmful effects of UV rays as much as possible during the school day. Find out more...
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The Dangers of Sun
There are 210 cases of melanoma every day in the United States. Learn how to protect yourself from UV rays.
Adopted by the World Health Organization, the UV Index tells you on a daily basis what the UV levels are.
UV Protection Sunscreen
Where to use: Outdoor workers exposed to UVA & UVB sun rays