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May 16, 2023

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Prioritise UV protection with SC Johnson Professional

Skin cancer is one of the occupational diseases with the highest number of suspected cases. Employees who spend a lot of time outdoors are among those most affected; about 90% of all skin cancers are caused by excessive UV exposure. These cases can be avoided through effective UV protection, which is why occupational skin protection specialist, SC Johnson Professional®, is launching a campaign to educate people about the risks of UV radiation and how to protect themselves effectively.

In practice, it often turns out that protection measures are only consistently implemented on sunny days. The UV index is helpful when deciding which protective measures should be implemented; if the UV index is above 3, sun protection cream is recommended. This means that employees who work outdoors should protect their skin and eyes from the sun all year round when the UV level is 3 or above. It is also good practice to avoid the midday sun, spend breaks in the shade and wear long-sleeved clothing, headgear and sunglasses.

When choosing a suitable sun protection cream, it’s important to choose product formulated for professional use with a high SPF protection against UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. Stokoderm® SUN PROTECT 50 PURE by SC Johnson Professional® is a professional UV skin protection lotion that reliably protects against the harmful effects of UV rays. It is waterproof, fragrance and silicone-free and precisely tailored to the requirements of outdoor workers, with glycerine that helps moisturise and gives the user a pleasant, supple skin feeling.

Apart from product choice, correct application is crucial. When it comes to sun protection cream, the rule is: a lot helps a lot. The following can be used as a guideline: half a teaspoon of product is needed to effectively protect the face. For the whole body, about 6 teaspoons of product are needed.

Practical information and free resources for both managers and employees is available from SC Johnson Professional® here.

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