Outdoor workers are up to 3.5 times more likely than indoor workers to develop skin cancer and are at a higher risk of experincing heat stress. And of the 1.5 million outdoor workers in Canada, about 900,000 are outside at least six hours a day, often when UV radiation is strongest.
Two new videos — one for employers and one for workers — illustrate the dangers of sun exposure and heat stress.
These videos were created in partnership with Sun Safety at Work Canada.
For more information on sun safety, visit worksafebc.com’s Sun & UV radiation and Heat stress pages. These animated videos are now available on our website, YouTube Channel, and Safety Videos app. They’re not industry specific; please watch and share them with your industry stakeholders.