In Canada, the Labour Code states that every employer shall ensure that the health and safety at work of every person employed by the employer are protected. Addressing sun safety is an essential part of this. The Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations are governed by the Labour Code and state the employers must provide skin protection to their employees: Skin Protection 12.9.
When it comes to health in the workplace, prevention is far better than cure. The most effective way for employers to protect employees from contracting skin cancer is to provide sun safety measures in the workplace. Implementing a comprehensive sun protection program, which includes a range of simple protective measures, can prevent sun-related injuries and reduce the suffering and costs associated with skin cancer – including reduced productivity.
Get the sun safety facts and download resources to help educate and protect your workforce from UV exposure to the sun.