Most construction workers are spending the majority of their time outdoors which is why sun protection is such a crucial issue to our industry.
In light of the amount of time we spend outdoors, the recent revelation that most Australians are confused about which weather factors cause heartburn is concerning.
The data released by Cancer Council shows that 40 per cent of Australians don’t understand that sun protection is needed when UV levels are 3 or above. Most people look at the temperature, humidity and clouds and determine whether they need to apply sunblock, wear sun protective clothing and seek shade instead of considering the UV levels.
In Autumn it’s important to understand that while temperatures may drop, UV levels are still high enough to cause serious sunburn and skin damage, which can increase your chances of skin cancer.
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