Sun exposure is an occupational safety hazard. Plain and simple. Outdoor workers are at a greater risk for skin cancer and heat illness because of the exposure they face on the job – whether they work in construction, landscaping, farming, or outdoor recreation. Sun safety should be part of the occupational health and safety system of the workplace and the daily routine of the workers.
Be sun smart on the job this summer!
Check out Sun Safety at Work Canada for more information and resources.
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a class 1 carcinogen. It’s known to cause cancer. And whether you get it from the sun or from a tanning bed, the damage caused is the same. Protect yourself!Learn More
We all have a role to play to make sun safety a priority where we live, work, learn, and play. Consider sun safety within the policies, practices and even the design of the outdoor spaces themselves.Learn More
Sun Smart Saskatchewan helps the people of Saskatchewan enjoy the sun safely because we know life’s better outside. We are a group of partners in the province working together to prevent skin cancer.Learn More