Outdoor workers have 3 times greater risk of skin cancer

16 Oct 2018

Approximately 1.5 million Canadians are exposed to sun at work and according to the Canadian Dermatology Association, as many as 7,000 skin cancers were attributed to occupational sun exposure in 2014.  Outdoor workers have a 2.5 to 3.5 times greater risk of skin cancer than indoor workers.

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre partnered with the Canadian Dermatology Association and other groups across Canada to develop Sun Safety at Work, a national sun safety program for workers across Canada. The program helps workplaces develop policies and strategies to protect workers from sun exposure.