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Managing and monitoring workplace UV exposure

Because sun exposure is a workplace hazard, employers have a responsibility to reduce workers’ exposure to too much solar UV radiation.

Whether they are required to spend time outdoors intermittently or for long periods of time, employers should take action to make sure their people are SunSmart.

What employers do

WorkSafe includes managing UV exposure as part of what employers must do to ensure any work-related risks don't affect employees' health. 

You can read what WorkSafe says about work-related health

Also this guidance around protecting workers from solar radiation, including quick guides for employers and employees.

It's a good idea to think about managing UV risks in relation to making other workplace risks. WorkSafe has plenty of information and advice on how to manage work risks. 

What employees should do

Employees also have a responsibility to follow UV protection policies and use sun protective measures provided. Co-operation between employers and employees can help minimise UV exposure in the workplace.

Read more information on how to help your employees stay SunSmart at work.

Running a work event outside? Make sure it's SunSmart.

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