What clothing should be worn when working in the sun?
When working in the sun, clothing made of lightweight, closely woven material with a UPF 50+ rating should be worn.
The clothing should be long pants and work shirts with a collar and long sleeves should be worn to cover as much skin as possible.
The clothing needs to balance three important workplace needs:
- sun protection
- staying cool in hot conditions, and
It is also very important that the clothing design does not create a secondary hazard – eg loose clothing can be caught in machinery.