Even when sunscreen is applied it is important to find shade where possible. With hats or hard hat brims that conveniently clip onto your hard hat, you can take the shade with you. Hats protect some of the most sensitive skin, such as the scalp, nose, ears and neck, from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. These areas of the skin are often forgotten when applying sunscreen, but burn easily and are common sites for melanomas.
Wide brims and hats are also constructed from either closely woven fabric or polyurethane, which effectively stop UV radiation from hitting the skin.
Contact the ATOM Safety team for more sun safe tips for your workplace.