Stock Up on Sunscreen for Workers as Temperatures Rise

Stock Up on Sunscreen for Workers as Temperatures Rise

Published by Justin McCarter on Apr 10th 2013

Spring has sprung in about two-thirds of the contiguous United States at this point. And while North Dakota and Montana are both shoveling snow and dreaming about a 45-degree day, in the southern states it's time to stock up and start using sunblock. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent skin cancer is to prevent sunburn. The best way to prevent sunburn is to stay indoors or possibly underground. Unfortunately, that's not an option for the millions of construction workers, site maintenance workers, tower climbers, and others whose work requires them to be out in the elements in all types of weather. And while it's important to use skin protection any time the sun is shining, it's especially important during these early days of sun to avoid sunburns. The best way to do that is by using high-quality sunscreen and lip balm that protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Outdoor workers should protect their skin against sunburn with sunscreen from SunX Smart companies are setting up skin wellness programs for their employees who work outdoors. Whether that involves installing sunscreen dispenser units in convenient locations or filling their workers' pockets or the cab of their trucks with sunscreen pouches, the most important thing is to find a way to encourage using the products provided. Workers in a wide range of outdoor jobs have successfully avoided sunburns over the years with SunX products from Coretex. The SunX towelettes provide enough sunscreen to cover the arms, face, and legs of one worker. The low per-packet cost makes the towelettes affordable to employers while the portability makes them a favorite with workers because they can be kept in a back pocket or toolbox until they are needed. If you are fortunate enough to be working outside in an area that already has abundant sunshine, be smart and protect your skin and your long-term health with quality sunscreen products from the skin wellness professionals at Coretex. Regular readers of this blog may recognize the photo from a post on a similar topic about a year ago. Normally I wouldn't use the same photo more than once, but this is my all-time-favorite. Thanks for reading. -JM