Outdoor Workers´ Acceptance of Personal Protective Measures

Marko Weber, Andreas Uller, Karl Schulmeister, Helmut Brusl, Hans Hann, Peter Kindl

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The acceptance and usability of personal protection against solar UV radiation was evaluated in a field study with a group of tinsmiths in Austria. The personal protective measures (PPM) tested involved four categories: shirts, headwear, sunglasses and topically applied sunscreens; at least six different products per category were tested. Recommendations for the ``ideal´´ shirt, headwear, pair of sunglasses and topical sunscreen are given based on data from questionnaires, i.e., from the point of view of the workers, independently from the actual physical level of protection (such as low transmittance or area of coverage) provided. It is argued that in practice it is important to consider the acceptance and usability of protective measures as well as the level of physical protection when providing PPM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1471-1480
Number of pages10
JournalPhotochemistry and Photobiology
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Research Field

  • Biosensor Technologies


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