Published: | Updated: July 22, 2017

Definition - What does Sunscreen mean?

Sunscreen is a cream or lotion that is applied to the skin to protect it from excessive sun exposure. Sunscreens work by absorbing or reflecting the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, thus protecting against sunburn and reducing the risk of skin cancer.

Sunscreen is also known as sun cream or sunblock.

Safeopedia explains Sunscreen

Workers who spend most of their time outdoors are at risk of getting skin cancer. However, an employer’s responsibility is to provide and encourage sun protection for outdoor workers. This may include encouraging workers to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and hats that shade the face, ears, and back of the neck. Employers may also encourage the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.

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