Outdoor Farming Safety
Several citizens like to spend time outside in for fun or work during the summer. Overexposure to the sun can damage the skin and could cause skin cancer. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash are possible when our skin overexposed to the sun. Additionally, over time, UV ray exposure can lead to cataract development and eyelid skin cancers. Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness among farmers. This section explores how to protect yourself from overexposure to the sun and how to protect your sight.
- Sun and Heat Exposure
During late spring and summer many people like to spend time outside in the sun for fun or work. But overexposure to the sun can damage the skin and could cause skin cancer. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash are possible when your become overexerted in the heat. Put your health first in order to enjoy the summer.
- Protecting Your Sight
Protecting Your Sight: Funding for the development of this safety guide was provided by the Healthy Vision Community Awards Program, a project of the National Eye Institute.
Have a Question, Contact Us:
If you have any questions, please email or call:
Dr. Sammy Sadaka, PE
Associate Prof. & Extension
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
2301 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204