Research shows that just one in four outdoor workers in the UK wear sun cream to protect themselves from UV radiation, so it’s vital employers do more to warn workers about the health risks from sun exposure, writes skin protection company SC Johnson Professional.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK, according to the British Skin Foundation, and Britain sees 1,700 people diagnosed every year as a direct cause of occupational sun exposure, according to IOSH’s No Time to Lose occupational cancer campaign – see: https://bit.ly/3xMqQ3q.
Despite growing awareness of the health risks from unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, a study conducted by SC Johnson Professional found that 76 per cent of UK health and safety professionals were unaware of the danger, stating that they did not know that one death and five new cases of skin cancer per week in Britain could be attributed to occupational UV exposure – see: https://bit.ly/3erF429.)
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