THE HEAT IS ON – Summer Survival in PPE!

The Heat is onWith summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about making sure you’ve got all the right gear to keep you safe from the harsh Australian sun.  It’s the responsibility of both employer and employee to make sure that the correct measures are taken to keep the workplace sunburn and sun-cancer free.

Outdoor workers receive 5 to 10 times more sun exposure than those who work indoors, putting them at significant higher risk of sun-cancer.  In fact 200 melanomas and 3400 non-melanoma skin cancers are due to occupational UV exposure.

From wearing hats, sunscreen, providing shaded areas, and keeping those shirts on, the little efforts will keep your team healthy, hydrated and working at their full capacity.  Making sure your employees have sufficient sun protection is part of basic workplace health and safety, and is a legal requirement. If you work in outdoor occupation sun-safety items like sunglasses, sunscreen and hats are all tax deductible.

Here at Elliot’s we have a range of products that will help you keep sun-safe. Our hats are all broad rimmed, so they protect not only your face but also your shoulders and neck.  Available in canvas, straw, high-visibility and a range of sizes, they’re a no-brainer in sun-protection. Match them with our wide range of Pyramex Safety Sunglasses, which provide 99% protection from harmful UV rays.

We also know that as the temperature rises, workers, especially those outdoors have a habit of removing their shirts, in an attempt to cool down.  This makes them extremely vulnerable to all types of injuries and some serious sunburn. To help keep those shirts on, we’ve designed a range of E-Cool products, which are specifically designed for those working in warmer temperatures.

Take a look at our The E-Cool® Vest, which has been made with strategically placed E-Cool crystals, which will keep your upper body cool all through summer. The vest is reusable and can be worn either over a shirt or under a protective suit. It also comes in high-visibility yellow, which means it can be worn on all worksites.

Being sun-smart is a simple but crucial part of creating a safe workplace. With our great range of sun-smart and cooling products, Elliot’s will make sure your workplaces are well equipped for this summer.

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