Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Unprotected, over-exposure to the sun’s UV rays is the primary cause of skin cancer. Simple practices can help prevent sun damage and skin cancer.
This 30-minute training video is for anyone who lives, works, or recreates under the sun. It covers UV and skin cancer, skin cancer risk, prevention strategies, and early detection.
Sun Safety Resources
Resources for workplace sun safety policy and practices implementation include sample sun safety policies, downloadable print materials, new information on skin cancer prevention and early detection, and answers to your questions about sun safety at work.
Use these examples to create or expand your workplace sun safety policy.
Info for Managers
Use these info sheets to answer burning questions related to implementing sun safety in the workplace.
- Other: Manager Brief: Sun Safety Tailgate Talk
- Hats: Manager Brief: Hard hat brim protection
- Other: Manager Brief: Nutrition and melanoma prevention
- UPF: Manager Brief: Clothing UPF standards
Info for Employees
Use these articles, FAQs, and tips in your workplace wellness and safety newsletters, emails, websites, kiosks, and electronic bulletin boards to reach employees.
- Other: Employee FAQ: Sunscreen: SPF Yourself
- Other: Employee FAQ: Skin Conditions
- Other: Employee FAQ: Treating Sunburn
- Sunscreen: Employee FAQ: Sunscreen
- UV Index: Employee FAQ: UV Index
- Other: Employee FAQ: Diet and skin cancer prevention
- Other: Employee FAQ: Tattoos
- Sunglasses: Employee FAQ: Eyewear
- Other: Employee FAQ: Reflective Surfaces
- Early Detection: Employee FAQ: Skin Self-Exam
- Clothing: Employee FAQ: Hats
- Other: Employee FAQ: Vitamin D
- Other: COVID-19 and UV FAQ
- Other: Employee FAQ: Shade as PPE
Social Media Posts
Use or edit these sample posts for your organization’s social media needs.
Use these graphics to enhance your newsletters, electronic bulletin boards, and social media content. Also, the posters and tip cards in the Educational Materials section can be used as graphics.
Each of the Go Sun Smart at Work materials below are available for download and print for use to train employees about sun safety.
- American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Skin Cancer
- American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Skin Cancer Body Mole Map
- American Cancer Society (ACS) Skin Cancer
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Skin Cancer
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) UV Index
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sun Safety
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sunscreen
Go Sun Smart at Work is a sun safety program for people who work outdoors. It is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (CA210259) and endorsed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
This sun safety program is provided by research scientists at Klein Buendel, Inc. (KB), a health communication and technology company in Colorado. KB thanks the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Cancer Society, and the National Institutes of Health for much of the information presented here.