When you’re on the road all day, it’s important to be conscientious about the sun. Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause permanent and serious damage. Here are four ways that truck drivers can mitigate the potential risks of damage caused by the sun.
Check Your Skin for Sun Damage
It’s helpful to catch signs of sun damage early before they can get worse or develop into more dangerous conditions. Skin spots, raised moles and freckles, and spider veins may all be indications of advancing damage.
Protect Your Eyes
In addition to skin, eyes can also sustain serious injury from the sun. An injury can be acute and temporary much like a sunburn, or it can be long-lasting and have irreparable consequences. Truckers can avoid sun damage to their eyes by wearing sunglasses that provide UV protection.
Applying sunscreen every day is one of a truck driver’s best defenses against the sun. It’s recommended to use an SPF of at least 30 and to reapply it continually throughout the day.
- Cover Up With Clothing
Wearing clothing that has long sleeves to cover your arms and a collar to cover your neck can provide some relief from the sun. In addition, you might consider driving gloves and a bandana for your neck.