Get the right gear to protect yourself from the sun.
With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting all the right gear to protect yourself from the harsh Australian sun. Both employers and employees are responsible for ensuring that appropriate measures are taken to keep the workplace sunburn and sun cancer free.
People who work outdoors are exposed to 5 to 10 times more sunlight than those who work indoors, which puts them at a significantly higher risk of sun cancer. In fact, 200 melanoma and 3400 non-melanoma skin cancers are due to occupational UV exposure.
Little things like wearing hats, sunscreen, shade, and shirts can help keep your team healthy, hydrated, and performing at their best. Ensuring employees have adequate sun protection is part of basic workplace health and safety and a legal requirement. If you work outdoors, sun protection items such as sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats are all tax deductible.
Here at Elliot, we have a variety of products to help keep you safe in the sun. All hats have wide rims to protect not only the face, but also the shoulders and neck. Available in canvas, straw, high-visibility materials, and a variety of sizes, it’s an easy way to avoid sunburn. Pair with a range of Pyramex safety sunglasses that offer 99% protection from harmful UV rays.
We also know that as temperatures rise, workers, especially those outdoors, have a habit of removing their shirts in an attempt to cool down. This makes them extremely vulnerable to injuries of any kind and even severe sunburns. We have designed a series of E-Cool products.
Discover the E-Cool® Vest made with strategically placed E-Cool crystals. Keeps your upper body cool during the summer. The vest is reusable and can be worn over a shirt or under protective clothing. In addition, it can be worn on any site because it uses highly visible yellow.
Getting some sunshine is a simple but important part of creating a safe workplace. Elliot’s has a wide range of Sunsmart and cooling products to ensure your workplace is well equipped for this summer.
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