Policy Ideas – UV Protection and Heat Stress

Sun Safety Outdoor Workers Program

The Canadian Dermatology Association has created a number of resources directed to employers with outdoor workers.  This program includes free downloadable resources like a poster, fact sheets and template.  For a price, you can purchase a manual, DVD and other resources.  For more details, visit: Source:  Peterborough County-City Health Unit

Develop a Sun Safety Policy

A workplace policy on sun safety/UV radiation protection should include the following: sun safety awareness, education and training; the use of sun screen with  SPF 30 and ensuring that workers apply it correctly 20 ;minutes before going outdoors and reapplying it at least every two hours the expectations that the outdoor workers are to wear [...]

Making Your Workplace Sun Safe

Produced by an American firm, Klein Buendel, the Sun Safe Worksite Guide contains practical information on providing a sun safe work environment and promoting sun safe habits.  It also includes information on creating  worksite policies along with an assessment tool and handouts.  Here is the 20 page guide:  Sun Safe Worksite Guide Source:  Peterborough County-City Health Unit