With sunny days upon us, whether you’re at a job site or the beach, here are some sun smart tips to help keep you and your family sun safe and protected.
Check your local weather for the current UV index. Follow these 5 tips whenever the UV index is 3 or higher!
SLIP… SLIP ON A SHIRT
Wear clothing that covers as much skin as possible
SLOP… SLOP ON THE SUNSCREEN Every day!
Get a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more
Remember concrete, sand, water and snow can reflect the UV rays back at you
Reapply every 2 hours regardless of the SPF or your activities
SLAP… SLAP ON A HAT
Choose a wide-brimmed hat
Remember, baseball caps don’t protect the ears or the vulnerable neck area
SEEK… SEEK SHADE
Stay in the shade, reduce time in the sun
The sun is the strongest between 10AM and 2PM, seek the shade during peak hours
SLIDE… SLIDE ON THE SUNGLASSES
Make sure sunglasses are labeled to block 99–100% of UV rays
Wraparound sunglasses offer the most protection
Melissa Manzutti / WCB Administrator / PEO Canada