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.
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.