If you’re a trucker, you know there are many dangers out on the open road. Truckers always have to deal with all kinds of issues on the job. Still, one part of trucking that sometimes gets overlooked is the trucker’s health. Specifically, spending all that time out on the road can harm trucker health. This is especially true when it comes to long hours of sun exposure. You may think being inside the truck is protecting you. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Read on to learn more about how you can protect yourself from harmful UV rays while on the job.
Protection From the Sun
When you spend long hours driving, you’re more exposed to the sun than you might think. Additionally, you may never worry about protecting yourself since you don’t realize that the sun can hit you even while you’re driving. Furthermore, you may be too focused on avoiding accidents on the road to think about the problem of sun exposure.
Still, you don’t want to end up harming your health because you didn’t take sun exposure into consideration. When you drive, at least half of your body is sitting directly in the sun. This is the left side of your body, closest to the window. The truck window can only do so much to protect your skin!
Over time, the sun’s rays can cause harmful UV damage to any exposed skin it touches. Usually, this is the left arm. Additionally, the left side of the face can be affected as well.
If you don’t protect your skin over the years, you may face serious health problems in the future. Aging skin, liver spots, and even an increased risk of skin cancer are all serious risks you could face.
So, what can you do to protect yourself from skin cancer while on the road? Simply remember to cover up and wear sunscreen!
Use sunscreen even if it’s cloudy outside. Wear long-sleeve shirts even if its warm as a barrier between the sun and your skin.
Got any other tips? Post them in the comments below!