ARE WE AWARE OF THE SIGNIFICANT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO THE SUN?
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are an invisible kind of radiation from the sun that can penetrate and damage skin cells.
Everyone, to a greater or less extent, is exposed to the ultraviolet radiation from the sun during our private lives. At work there are also workers that spend nearly their whole working day outdoors. Heat stress threatens workers’ capacity to maintain the body’s normal thermal balance, making it difficult for them to regulate their body temperature.
HOW CAN WE PROTECT OURSELVES FROM OVER-EXPOSURE TO THE SUN’S RAYS?
Clothes provide added protection from the sun by absorbing part of the radiation from the UVB and UVA region of the solar spectrum that reaches the surface of the fabric, consequently blocking its path. When we are exposed to the sun, our clothes are an essential way of protecting ourselves. We should cover as much of our skin as possible with light, breathable fabrics that protect us from sunlight. When working in direct sunlight we should keep our head covered.
Some of our products have been tested according to the UPF AS/NZS4399:1996 standard.