Skin Cancer Self-Assessment Handout

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BENEFITS

Workers who work outside and are exposed to the sun are at risk of developing skin cancer. (Although the risk is highest in the summer, workers who are exposed to the sun at any time of year are at some risk.) Repeated exposure to the sun over many years may result in sun-induced skin changes, including skin cancer, which can be fatal if left untreated. And catching skin cancer early is critical.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Give this handout to all workers who work outside—at any time of the year—so they can use it to conduct a self-assessment of their skin and moles for any signs of skin cancer. Encourage them to see a doctor as soon as possible if they find any indications of skin cancer or have any concerns about the condition of their skin.

OTHER RESOURCES:

Be Sunsible website

Canadian Dermatology Assn.

Spot the Safety Violation: Stay Covered in the Sun

Sun Sensitivity Quiz

Model Sun Safety Policy

Blog: Aspirin May Protect Against Skin Cancer

Heat Stress Compliance Centre