First degree burns from high-vis shirt
With summer around the corner this might be something to keep in mind.
A Perth doctor is warning of the dangers of wearing high-vis shirts in direct sunlight, after what she believes is the world's first case of burns from retro-reflective tape.
There may be millions of users around Australia each day wearing some form of high-viz and hundreds of thousands of those with some retro-reflective tape, but this is a single incident that happened early 2018.
Three precautions come to mind:
- Stay out of direct sunlight if possible. Shelter in shade.
- Wear a second layer of clothing (such as a singlet) underneath.
- If permitted on the job site, have a spare shirt without retro-reflective tape for daytime use.
Does anyone disagree or have any other thoughts?