The Aim of the Course
Workers exposed to artificial UV light - increasingly concerned about risks to their health and safety.
Often a result of media coverage - potential detrimental effects of sunlight and sunbeds.
Widespread misinformation and misunderstanding regarding UV light exposure in the workplace.
Course objective - to provide information to help operators safely use UV light equipment for their particular application and gain confidence and acceptance from the workforce.
What is UV Light?
UV Light Induced Health Effects
Health Surveillance and Medical Examination
The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010
Paths to Compliance with The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010
Public Health England Recommendation
Other Possible Health and Safety Hazards
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- Answer 2
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UV light is all around us …
… occurs naturally from the sun
… produced artificially
- used for many industrial, commercial, public service and medical applications
- unintended by-product of some processes i.e. electric arc welding, plasma cutting
UV light is present in most companies - hardly an aspect of daily life where UV light technology has not contributed in some way to make our lives more comfortable, secure, healthier and even fun.