OCRC is collaborating on a sun safety project with Ryerson University called Sun at Work. The objective of the Sun at Work project is to develop a nationally-applicable, effective and sustainable sun safety program for outdoor workers that will address both skin cancer and heat illness prevention and can be implemented by individual workplaces. It will be guided by a comprehensive knowledge translation strategy that will allow for wide distribution of the project’s findings as a way of influencing policy and practice.
The study has received funding from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention 2 (CLASP2) competition and commenced in January 2014. To read more about this project, visit our Research Page.