Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) is the number one priority at JV. To minimize the risk to workers on site, it is mandatory that full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn at all times. This year on the 1st of July, JV introduced a mandatory policy to the labour hire department where all employees on site must wear full length attire when working onsite for JV. Since the implementation of this policy, we have had zero cuts and abrasions to arms and legs.
Not only is full length PPE attire helpful in preventing injuries on site but it reduces the level of sun exposure on the skin. According to the Cancer Council Australia, approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70 due to overexposure of UV radiation from the sun. Every year, skin cancer has accounted for 80% of newly diagnosed cancers.
We understand that full length attire is an inconvenience however it outweighs the significant discomfort of long term heat related illness. We have been delighted over the last few weeks to see all our employees on site embracing our onsite uniform policy - even in the extreme heat.