Understanding and Mitigating the Risks of Sun Exposure on a Shade Dome

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Sun exposure is an ever-present danger in Australia, and that goes double for remote areas where little shelter exists. On the other hand, for that shelter to exist in the first place, someone needs to build it. That’s why a temporary shade dome is essential, as it gives workers a place of protection from the sweltering Australian heat. But what exactly are they being protected from?

Skin Problems

Government health authorities state that overexposure to sunlight can eventually cause skin cancer. Over long periods of time, this is true. Workers should then be given the chance to reduce their risk of such a life-threatening ailment.

Apart from skin cancer, sunlight can result in sunburn, rashes, and damage to the eyes, in rough order of likelihood. Sunburn is notable in that, like heat exhaustion and other common conditions caused by sunlight, it sets in quickly and reduces productivity just as quickly. A sunburnt worker will have trouble carrying objects or using tools, and may need to take longer breaks to avoid worse problems. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2sJuNYP

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