If your workplace is not based outdoors, you may not give a whole lot of thought to sun protection. But you should.
Unless you have a staff composed of vampires, they get at least some exposure to the sun on most days.
So exercising good sun sense is important even to those who don’t work under the blazing rays. By spreading awareness to your employees on how to protect themselves from the sun, you’ll be doing your part toward helping them prevent skin damage and cancer.
The most effective way to avoid the harmful effects of UV radiation is to make it a habit, an indispensable part of your daily routine. This includes applying sunscreen that protects against both types of radiation from the sun: UVA and UVB rays.
UVB rays are the ones primarily responsible for sunburn, affecting the outer layer of the skin, while UVA rays are linked to deeper skin damage and cancer. The FDA has recently mandated that sunscreens labeled as “broad spectrum” protect against both kinds.
Other ways to preserve healthy skin include wearing protective clothing such as wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses while outdoors.
Summer and sun go hand in hand, and there’s no reason to hibernate until September. A few precautions and some common sense go a long way.
Share these FDA sun protection tips with your staff:
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