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.
Outdoor workers are exposed to 8 times more UV radiation than indoor workers.
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Melanoma kills on average 1 person an hour in the US.
Outdoor workers have a 60% greater risk of developing skin cancer.
Melanoma is the second highest cancer among 15-29-year-olds.
At risk groups
White men over 50
Men of color
Families with a melanoma history
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.
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:
Prevent Skin Cancer
Promote Early Detection
Safe Skin at Work Partners in Prevention include:
Department of Public Works Throughout the United States
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.