Sun Safety in the Workplace

According to the national sun survey (2006), 29% of Atlantic Canadians age 16 - 64 have occupations that require them to work outdoors. Of these outdoor workers, 41% spend four or more hours outdoors daily. These statistics suggest a significant number of Nova Scotians may be subject to overexposure to Ultra Violet (UV) radiation, the number one risk factor for skin cancer, while at work. 
Read the full factsheet on UV Exposure and Outdoor Workers.
Sun Safety at Work: A Management Systems Approach to Occupational Sun SafetyA comprehensive occupational health guide for the development, implementation and monitoring of sun safety policy in workplaces with outdoor workers.

For more information on sun safety workplace education, please see the Occupational Health Nurses Association of Nova Scotia website.