Any role which involves being outside for more than an hour a day means that you are routinely exposed to the sun and are at a higher risk of sun burn, skin ageing and skin cancer. Over 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure.
Below we have listed a number of jobs which are likely to expose you to a higher risk of sun exposure and therefore skin cancer.
Construction - whether you are designing or constructing a road, railway, port or bridge you are likely to be spending a lot of time outside on a construction site which means you are routinely exposed to the sun.
Facilities management - any role that means you are installing or maintaining a physical asset in the field is likely to be exposed to the sun for many hours during each day.
Horticulture - how you are going to make sure your skin stays as fresh as a daisy?
Agriculture - whether you are picking fruits or herding cattle you are going to be exposed to a lot of UV radiation.
Sport - if you are a professional athlete or in the sports industry, many roles will involve being outdoors for lengthy stretches of time.
Aviation - pilots, aviation crew and airport ground staff are known to be particularly at risk of skin cancer.
Broadcast media - if your role involves outdoor broadcast you are going to lose your Hollywood looks pretty fast.
Resources sector - if you are based in the North Sea you may have slightly less to worry about, but if you are based in another resource sector hubs like Western Australia, Queensland, the Middle East and Africa you are at risk
Tourism - a dream job for many, but you may be putting your health at risk if you are not adequately protected from the sun.
Public Safety - while you are protecting the public, are you also safe from the elements?
Transportation - If you are driving or riding around you are getting more than your fair share of sun exposure.
Employers have an obligation to make sure that their team are provided with adequate sun protection. If you are self employed and your role includes outdoors activities, sun protective products are a tax deductible expense in a number of countries.
If you wish to talk to us about stylish sun protective workwear solutions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are working with a number of responsible employers around Australia already.
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Your skin is your largest organ and has a long memory. Sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) damage is cumulative throughout your life. Research shows that sun damage contributes to more than 90% of wrinkles, brown spots, premature skin ageing as well as precancerous and cancerous skin lesions.
It is very difficult to the untrained eye to identify melanomas and skin cancers because they can come in many different shapes and sizes.
As Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. says, "the earlier a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the chance of avoiding surgery, or in the case of a serious melanoma or skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death."