Safe Work Australia has published a new factsheet on how to manage the risk of exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation.
Solar ultraviolet radiation exposure can cause permanent skin and eye damage, and it is the main cause of skin cancer in Australia.
Any worker who works outside faces the risk of exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation. And the risk is not only present from when working in direct sunlight; solar ultraviolet radiation can also be reflected off certain materials, such as concrete, metal, snow and sand.
You must do everything that is reasonably practicable to eliminate, or at least minimise, the risks of exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation.
The factsheet developed by Safe Work Australia, Solar ultra violet radiation – managing the risks, guides you through the steps of identifying solar ultraviolet radiation hazards, and assessing and managing the risks of exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation in the workplace.
Visit www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/managing-risks-solar-ultraviolet-radiation to download the factsheet.