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New factsheet on solar ultraviolet radiation

Safe Work Australia has developed a factsheet on the risks of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure at work. 

UV radiation is a workplace risk, particularly for outdoor workers. It is a risk, not only for those who work in direct sunlight. UV radiation can be reflected off certain materials, such as concrete, metal, snow, and sand. 

You can download Safe Work Australia’s Managing the risks of solar ultraviolet radiation here

The Trades Hall OHS Unit has prepared a thorough webpage on Sunlight - Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation which includes a Risk Assessment tool for OHS Reps and a poster to track daily UV. 

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