July is UV Safety Month- Plan Your Promotions
July is the best time for fun in the sun but it is also UV safety month and a great time to be aware of the UV risks involved while being out in the sun for extended time. Businesses and non profits can spread the word on UV safety month among their clients and employees to highlight their social commitment and raise their awareness on sun safety.
Whether your employees are at the beach, outdoor work sites or behind the wheels, the risks of UV exposure is pretty high. In as little as 15 minutes, Ultra Violet (UV) rays from the sun can cause damage to skin and eyes. From cataract to macular degeneration and skin cancer- UV exposure can cause a host of serious health concerns among people of all age groups and demographics.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Reports show that Americans lose over $100 million in productivity each year due to restricted activity caused by skin cancer. It can be prevented by adopting sun protection measures. As responsible employers, you can be part of UV safety month to promote sun safety among your employees and clients by handing out appropriate custom gifts that will help them stay safe from UV rays.
A pair of UV resistant sunglasses will go a long way in keeping the eyes safe from UV rays. Choose from a wide range of fashionable models and add your logo and message to turn it into a high utility gift for your outdoorsy audience and employees.
A must-have for everyone, sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 can go a long way in cutting down the risks of UV exposure. Choose from various models including combo packs like sunscreen with lip balm or bug repellent to make it value added custom promotional giveaways for your employees.
Wide brimmed hats and caps will keep the sun’s rays away from the face and reduce the risk of exposure. Customize it with your brand and message to make it your rolling billboards while your employees turn into your biggest brand advocates.
Apparels like light weight hoodies will keep your recipients well covered from the sun and reduce the risks of UV exposure considerable. Needless to say, your message imprinted on these trendy apparels will get easy eyes on it.
Incorporate sun safety into workplaces
Train employees to use the UV index to enable them to adjust their outdoor schedules when UV levels are comparatively low.
Ensure shades at outdoor worksites by using tents, patio umbrellas or cooling stations.
Stick flyers on workplace doors to remind workers to apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses before heading outdoors.
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