SUN SAFETY AT WORK
The Risks of Heat & UV Exposure
People that work outside are 3.5x more likely to get skin cancer (working outside for 3+ hours is considered high risk). UV exposure is compounding meaning your exposure level doesn't reset every night. As few as 5 sunburns in your lifetime significantly increases your chance of getting skin cancer.
OSHA requires businesses to protect their employees from risks on the job. Exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays is one of the greatest health risks for outdoor workers and could result in lawsuites or fines if not properly addressed. Protect your employees and you protect your business.
Businesses lose over $100 million dollars each year due to reduced productivity related to sun exposure. Missed time at work, dehydration, and other heat related medical emergencies all take time away from the jobsite and reduces your profits.
Skin cancer is covered under Workers Compensation laws in many states. According to a study by OSHA, the long term financial burden of a Workers Compensation claim is 4.5x the cost of the initial incident. Just one claim can have a significant impact on your business.