July is UV Safety Month

By: Jeremy Olivier, Lofton Safety Services

Jul 5, 2022

July is UV Safety Month, and as the summer heats up, understanding the sun’s ultraviolet radiation becomes even more important. 

People need the sun.  Just 15 minutes of sunlight to the arms, hands and face two to three times a week is enough to boost Vitamin D production in the body, an important nutrient for our bones, blood cells and immune system.  It also aids in the absorption of certain minerals like calcium and phosphorus. 

But while moderate exposure to the sun is beneficial, overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to a variety of health risks, including the risk of skin cancer. If you plan to be in the sun longer than 15 minutes, be sure to use these tips:  



Because midday is when the sun is at its most intense, try staying in a shaded area from 10am to 4pm to help protect your skin.



Wear a protective hat, long-sleeve shirt or dark colored cover-up. Don’t forget the eyes! Be sure to wear sunglasses with a 99-100 UV absorption to protect your eyes.



It is recommended you apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, at least 15 minutes prior to swimming.  Reapply at least every two hours if you are swimming or sweating.


How can Lofton Safety help?

Workers have a right to a safe workplace. If you have questions regarding safety issues or training, contact Lofton Safety Services at 337-330-2642 or info@loftonsafety.com. For other valuable worker protection information, such as Workers' Rights, Employer Responsibilities, and other services OSHA offers, visit www.osha.gov.


About Lofton: Founded in 1979, Lofton Services offers clients the best of all worlds. We provide the responsive, personal service and flexibility of a small local firm while having the technology, resources, and infrastructure to deliver the benefits of the biggest players in our industry. Lofton Staffing can deliver the right people, with the right skills, right when you need them. Contact us today


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