Heat stress and solar UV exposure
Heat stress and solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure are recognised risks to workers health and safety when they undertake outdoor tasks or activities.
Schools and Branches of the University should have contingencies in place to ensure that any planned outdoor activities can be modified and actions taken to minimise the health and safety risks to workers and others.
During periods of extreme heat, tasks and activities that involve workers or others being outdoors more than four hours, should use all four major controls for preventing solar UV radiation exposure.
- apply sunscreen
- wear a hat
- wear clothes that cover the arms and legs
- work in the shade.
Visit the SafeWork SA website for:
- Heat stress and solar ultraviolet radiation exposure information sheet (SafeWork SA publication)
- Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
- Working in Hot Conditions
- The Cancer Council helps people play it safe in the sun.
- 2016 Skin Health Australia Report Card