The Sun Safety Module is a 6-page document outlining the aim and policy to cover all workers and others on site that work outdoors and therefore may be exposed to sun and associated UVR sufficiently.
Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world - more than 380,000 people are treated for the disease every year. Workers who work outdoors for all or part of the day have a higher than average risk of skin cancer, because ultraviolet radiation in sunlight (solar UVR) is a known carcinogen. All skin types can be damaged by exposure to solar UVR. Damage is permanent and irreversible and the level of risk increases with each exposure. Highly reflective surfaces can also reflect harmful levels of UVR.
The Sun Safety Module can be used as a stand-alone document or incorporated into your existing WHS Management System.
This module includes: