Safety Alert: UV Radiation and Safety

January 22, 2018 Tara

Workers may be exposed to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun,
particularly while working outdoors. This exposure may increase the chance
of developing serious health conditions, such as skin cancer.

Where there is a risk to health and safety from sun exposure during work, a
person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must ensure that this risk
is managed appropriately. The risk of sun exposure cannot be fully eliminated.
Therefore, it must be minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable, by
establishing effective controls.

This quick guide provides information for PCBUs on how to identify and assess
the health risk from solar UV radiation, and if so, how to effectively manage and monitor this risk.

 

The complete guide can be found here.

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