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Warning as flashing builder's bum in the scorching summer sun can kill

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record temperatures for the UK this summer - with bookies saying they could top 40C - outdoor workers are being advised to cover up to guard against the deadly effects of UV radiation.READ MORE: Brits set for 'warmer than average' summer as hot spell to return next weekThe nation’s two million builders are among those most in danger as they will find staying in the shade almost impossible.And no matter how hard they try to cover up one part of the body has a traditional habit of peeping out - and it is hard to reach with sunscreen.Builder’s bums are such a hotspot for sunburn health and safety officials and construction firm bosses have dished out advice on how to avoid over exposure.According to the Health and Safety Executive UV radiation should be considered an occupational hazard for people who work outdoors’.It warns construction workers to keep your top on’ and wear a wide-brimmed hat that covers the ears and back of the neck’.They should stay in the shade whenever possible’ during breaks and lunch, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and slap on at least factor 15 sunscreen on any exposed skin’.The Institution Of Occupational Safety and Health said 1,700 people a year were diagnosed with skin cancer as a direct result’ of exposure to the sun at work.Of those cases 60 prove fatal and 44% of deaths are in the construction industry.But a survey by skin care manufacturer SC Johnson Professional before the pandemic found just one in four outdoor workers wore sunscreen on the job - though most slapped it on while on holiday.According to Safety & Health Practitioner magazine: For construction workers the risk is even higher than the average outdoor worker with UV radiation reflecting on concrete, grass and.

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