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  • Outdoor workers are in one of the highest risk groups for skin cancer and require protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation all year round.
  • Your employer has a duty of care to protect you from overexposure to UV radiation.
  • Talk to your employer about introducing sun protection measures to the workplace.
  • Never rely on sunscreen alone. Use a combination of sun protection measures – slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.
  • If possible, schedule outdoor work early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid periods of high UV.
  • Download the SunSmart app to check what the UV level is each day.

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Reviewed on: 04-10-2021