|Document ID (ISN)||62205|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0005-0180 - Australian Safety News
|Convention or series no.
||Surviving the elements - Outdoor workers' safety
||Dec. 1993, Vol.64, No.11, p.28-39. Illus. 14 ref.
||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.
||solar radiation; climate; Australia; extreme temperatures; outdoor work; skin protection; ultraviolet radiation
||protective clothing; heat load; skin cancer; information of personnel; protection against extreme temperatures; legislation; responsibilities; work time schedules
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
Heat and cold