Too much exposure to UV radiation without proper protection can lead to skin cancer. The more UV radiation, the higher the risk of skin cancer. The European Union recommends that its members be informed about protection against UV rays. Due to the duty of care in a number of European countries, employers are even expected to monitor the prevention of health damage from UV radiation to employees. However, this is not a matter of course in all countries. Limit the risks yourself by using the tips below.
1. Reduce the risk of exposure to sunlight
Try to plan your work outside the hours when the sun is at its strongest. The sun is highest in the sky between noon and 3 p.m. when the risk of burning is greatest. If this is not possible, then use a sunshade or a parasol or work in the shade.
2. Wear protective clothing
Wear protective and ventilated clothing with long sleeves and long trousers. In addition, it is important to protect the head by wearing a hat or cap with a flap in the neck and to wear UV-resistant sunglasses.
3. Use sunscreen
Apply a waterproof sunscreen to the skin several times a day.
4. Check the skin regularly
It is very important to regularly check the skin for unusual changes or irregularities. Do you see anything suspicious? Then consult a skin doctor immediately.