Safe Skin at Work

Save Skin at Work
Safe Skin at Work

For most outdoor workers, on-the-job safety is a top concern and priority. However, many workplaces do not have sun-safe related policies or practices in place. OSHA has recognized the importance of safe workplaces promoting ways to protect workers’ skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

IMPACT Melanoma is at the forefront of efforts to make outdoor workers safe in the sun and smart about protecting their skin while on the job.

Facts

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Outdoor workers are exposed to 8 times more UV radiation than indoor workers.

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Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Melanoma kills 1 person per hour

Melanoma kills on average 1 person an hour in the US.

Outdoor workers have 60% greater risk of skin cancer

Outdoor workers have a 60% greater risk of developing skin cancer.

Melanoma 2nd highest cancer 15-29 year olds

Melanoma is the second highest cancer among 15-29-year-olds.

At risk groups

white men

White men over 50

men of color

Men of color

families with melanoma history

Families with a melanoma history

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that ultraviolet radiation in the sun’s rays is a known human carcinogen and is considered as dangerous as arsenic and nicotine.

Save Skin at Work
Safe Skin at Work with a sunscreen dispenser onsite

Our Safe Skin at Work Program offers the following:

  • Prevention education for your outdoor workers.
    • Onsite and online training programs with pre-and post- training evaluations
    • Educational resources and materials
  • Portable, hands-free sunscreen dispensers customized and adaptable to the work environment.
  • Portable shade solutions.
  • Protective UPF clothing to become part of their personal protective equipment (PPE) and branded with your logo.
  • Guidance to expand policies and procedures to include skin safety and being sun safe 365.

Examples of who we work with for Safe Skin at Work Programs

IMPACT Melanoma works with business owners and safety officers across a wide variety of businesses that have outdoor workers. Together we work to develop, customize and implement sustainable Safe Skin at Work programs to achieve the following:

Increase Awareness

Increase Awareness

Stop

Prevent Skin Cancer

Promote Early Detection

Promote Early Detection

Save lives

Save Lives

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Safe Skin at Work Partners in Prevention include:

Construction

Construction Companies

Department of Public Works

Department of Public Works Throughout the United States

Parks and recreation departments

Parks and Recreation Departments

Meet Tom Whitney

Tom uses his experience to educate and inspire others on how important it is to get regular skin checks and to be diligent with protecting your skin, especially when you work outside.

Be SunSafe 365
Sunscreen dispensers have made such a difference in our outdoor projects. We now have workers asking for sunscreen dispensers and actively using sunscreen on our outdoor projects. A big part of that success is educating our workforce about the dangers of melanoma.

Outdoor worker

Bring Safe Skin to Work

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Contact Us to Customize Your Sake Skin at Work Program