SAFETY TIP TUESDAY- NCESD
Provided by the North Central ESD Workers Compensation Trust
DID YOU KNOW...
- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US.
- 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
- The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage unprotected skin in as little as 15 minutes.
BE SUN SAFE WHEN WORKING OUTDOORS... REMEMBER SLIP! SLOP! SLAP! SEEK! SLIDE! & SLURP!
SLIP on a shirt to cover up...
- Wear long-sleeved clothing with a collar & full-length pants.
- Dark colored & tightly woven fabrics provide the best protection. If you can see light can pass through the fabric, UV rays can pass through as well.
SLOP on sunscreen...
Generously apply a broad spectrum protection with an SPF of 15 or higher on any skin that isn’t covered, even on cool or cloudy days.
Insect repellants reduce sunscreen’s SPF by up to 1/3. When using a combination, be sure to use a sunscreen with a higher SPF!
Use water-resistant sunscreen when swimming or perspiring.
Reapply every two hours. Reapply more often if sweating freely or swimming.
SLAP on a hat...
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck, & ears.
- Whenever possible limit exposure to direct sunlight when the sun’s rays are most intense by scheduling outdoor work before 10:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m.
- Move outside jobs indoors or to a shady location if possible.
- Consider erecting a temporary shelter.
- Take your lunch and coffee breaks in the shade.
SLIDE on sunglasses with 99-1005 UVA/UVB protection ...
- To filter out UV rays to protect your eyes and sensitive skin around them.
SLURP often to stay hydrated...
- Drink a cup of water every 15 minutes while working outside.