Here in Southern California we know a lot about the effects of the sun on our lives. Even if the sun isn’t always breaking through the clouds, its rays still penetrate, keeping us warm, but also endangering our skin and eyes. This is why any company whose employees have to work or walk outside should have custom embroidered hats to protect them from the effects of the sun.

worker-in-the-sun-wearing-hatIt’s not that we Californians aren’t savvy about the sun. In fact, despite our large population and sunny climate, Californians have a relatively low incidence of skin cancer compared with many other states in the country: about 20 people per 100,000. We are also in the lowest group when it comes to skin cancer death rates.

Of course, all of this doesn’t mean that we don’t need to do more to protect ourselves from the sun—and cancer isn’t the only reason. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet light increases the risk for some eye diseases, including cataracts, growths in the eyes, and even cancer of the eye. So if your corporate wellness campaign promotes the idea of "covering up," and being sun safe, we suggest that you get on board with that message by providing hats to employees and their families. 

worker-wearing-wide-brimmed-hatCustom embroidered hats (emblazoned with the logo of your company and the wellness campaign you are promoting) will be welcomed by all your employees who spend time outdoors. Perhaps you have a fleet of repair technicians who spend their time fixing outdoor machines, or roofers who are up on top of buildings during the day. Or you have staff who spend a lot of time going from building to building making deliveries, or serving meals at your outdoor restaurant tables. All of these employees, and many more like them, spend a lot of time in the sun. In addition to showing that you’re concerned for their health and well being, issuing them company hats will also help prevent the diseases that would cause them to miss valuable work time for treatment. Different styles of hats are available, including traditional baseball caps, or for even better coverage, get a hat with larger brim, or a wrap-around brim like a bucket cap. We even have some caps specially styled with flaps that protect the back of your neck from the sun. 

If you’re taking your staff on a company retreat that will involve outdoor activities, make sure they are protected by giving everyone a hat that commemorates the goal of the retreat, your new logo, or some other important aspect of your business. Add in a long-sleeve shirt, sunglasses, and sunscreen, and you'll get your point across for sure! And we can logo all those items for you to keep reinforcing the message of your campaign every time each item is used. For more ideas and to place your order, contact us today!