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Document ID (ISN)62205
CIS number 94-1045
ISSN - Serial title 0005-0180 - Australian Safety News
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baker M.
Title Surviving the elements - Outdoor workers' safety
Bibliographic information Dec. 1993, Vol.64, No.11, p.28-39. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract The hazards associated with work in Australia's extreme climatic conditions are examined along with an outline of the legal responsibilities of employers and safety precautions. Government guidelines have established a clear recognition of the hazards of solar radiation and the risk of skin cancer and the precautions necessary. While no specific regulations exist with regard to climatic heat, an employer's basic obligations are usually encapsulated under relevant state occupational safety and health legislation. Policies adopted for both hot and cold conditions should be based on common sense and education of personnel along with proper protective equipment.
Descriptors (primary) solar radiation; climate; Australia; extreme temperatures; outdoor work; skin protection; ultraviolet radiation
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; heat load; skin cancer; information of personnel; protection against extreme temperatures; legislation; responsibilities; work time schedules
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Skin protection
Non-ionizing radiation
Heat and cold
Natural phenomena