Sun Safety at Work | About the Project


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Sun Safety at Work Canada wants workplaces to be safer for people who work outside. The sun exposes outdoor workers to both heat and solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This puts workers at risk for heat stress, skin cancer, sun burn, skin damage, cataracts, and other eye conditions.

Workplaces can embed sun safety into their occupational health and safety management systems or program to protect their workers. Sun Safety at Work Canada has developed a comprehensive range of resources to support workplaces to become more sun safe.

Visit for information, resources, and a tool to help you build your own sun safety program.

This project is funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and Health Canada. It is a research, policy, and practice partnership between Ryerson University, Occupational Cancer Research Centre at Cancer Care Ontario, Alberta Health Services, Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia, Canadian Dermatology Association, CAREX Canada, Occupational Health Nurses Association of Nova Scotia, Sun Safe Nova Scotia Coalition, and WorkSafe BC.