Managing the risks of solar ultraviolet radiation

This fact sheet provides an overview of solar UVR and how to manage the risks of solar UVR in the workplace.

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Exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a risk for anyone who works outside. Solar UVR is not only a hazard when working in direct sunlight, it can also be reflected off certain materials, such as concrete, metal, snow and sand. PCBUs must do everything that is reasonably practicable to eliminate the risks associated with workplace solar UVR exposure.

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