Ultra Violet Rays and Heat Stress

People who spend a lot of time in the sun risk developing skin cancer, other skin disorders, eye injuries, heat stress and heat-related illness. People can experience heat related illness during periods of extreme heat in summer. People are most at risk during heat waves. The risk is increased when elevated temperatures are combined with increased humidity.


Reference Material

 hse  HSE – Heat Stress    

Tool Documents

 TUC  TUC – Skin Cancers and Workers Outdoors  IOSH  IOSH – Solar Radiation Pack
Audit Protocol – working in adverse temperatures    

Case Studies/Campaigns

   NIEN – Stay Safe in the Sun 2015    Health Risk from working in the sun newsletter
Stay safe in the sun May 2017   EUK Guide to Summer Working

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