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Health & Safety Moment - Sun Safety

According to Sun Safety at Work, over 1.5 million workers in Canada are substantially exposed to sun on the job. The Sun emits Ultraviolet (UV) radiation which is a form of non-ionizing radiation. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) can cause:

Sun Safety


•       Sunburn

•       Premature Skin Aging                                               

•       Eye Damage

•       Cancer



Prevention Measures:

•        Use waterproof sunscreen on exposed areas with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30

•        Avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun (especially between the times of 11am-3pm)

•        Cover and protect your skin (primed hat, lightweight long sleeved shirt)

•        Use shaded areas

•        While working take breaks to cool down

•        Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated

If you have questions, concerns or any occupational health & safety inquiries, please email ohsmohawk@mohawkcollege.ca