Safe Work Australia has released its ‘Guide on Exposure to Solar Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR)’ (the Guide).
The guide will provide practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and workers on handling risks around UVR exposure.
The Guide delivers information on:
- Factors affecting solar UVR intensity
- Risks and control measures to minimise a worker’s exposure to solar UVR
- How to carry out a sun protection program at your workplace e.g. scheduling of work, shades, UV alerts and protective equipment
If your workers are exposed to the sun during work throughout or even part of the day, do ensure that your organisation has a thorough sun protection program that will minimise or eliminate the risk to workers.