Outdoor Workers

Working Outdoors in Warm Climates
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration

Hot summer months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who must protect themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. Employers and employees should know the potential hazards in their workplaces and how to manage them.

Guidelines for Outdoor Workers
Source: The Skin Cancer Foundation

Sun safety tips for outdoor workers.

Heat Illness: Protecting Yourself in the Sun
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which causes premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, cataracts, and skin cancer. The amount of damage from UV exposure depends on the strength of the light, the length of exposure, and whether the skin is protected. There are no safe UV rays or safe suntans.

OSHA's Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration

OSHA’s nationwide Heat Illness Prevention Campaign aims to raise awareness and teach workers and employers about the dangers of working in hot weather and provide valuable resources to address these concerns.

Seven Safety Suggestions for Summer Work
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Provides safety information for outdoor workers who are exposed to heat stress, UV radiation, poisonous plants and creatures, and pest-borne diseases.

Sun Safety in the Field: A Guide for Farmers
Source: Iowa State University Extension

Sun safety tips for farmers.

Sun Safety Kit for Outdoor-based Workers
Source: California Department of Public Health

A toolkit for outdoor workers with sample policies and other resources.

Sun Sense Campaign
Source: Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America

Resources from an all-out effort to alert laborers to the solar danger in outdoor summer work.

The UV Index
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A forecast of the day’s peak UV intensity.