Why Become a Sun Safe Workplace?


Employee Training

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.


Worksite Tools

Sample Policies

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.

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.

Social Media Posts

Use or edit these sample posts for your organization’s social media needs.

Graphics

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.

Educational Materials

Each of the Go Sun Smart at Work materials below are available for download and print for use to train employees about sun safety.

Posters

What's In Your Toolbelt Poster

A helpful reminder about sun safety supplies that employees can bring with them for sun protection.

Hat Scale Poster

A scale shows employees which types of hats are good, better, and best for shielding them from the sun's rays.

Real Men Wear Sunscreen Poster

Manny helps outdoor workers remember that sunscreen may be important for them year-round.

"Look Where the Sun Don't Shine!"

Frank’s story reminds outdoor workers to exam all of their skin for changes.

Everyone, Everywhere Poster

Patrice reminds outdoor workers that being in a vehicle for long stretches of time does not fully protect them from the sun’s rays.

Cover Up for Safety's Sake Poster

Terry's list of sun safety supplies shows outdoor workers what they can use to protect themselves from the sun every day.

Check Yourself Out! Poster

Photo instructions for conducting a step-by-step skin self-exam at home.

The Road Map to Sun Safety Poster

Road sign graphics alert employees to the sun safety precautions they can take on the job - English

The Road Map to Sun Safety Poster - Spanish

Road sign graphics alert employees to the sun safety precautions they can take on the job - Spanish

Don't Fry Reapply Poster

A quick, easy-to-remember message to reapply sunscreen.

Reapply Sunscreen Poster

Colorful icons show when to reapply sunscreen.

Check Your Skin for Sun Damage

This poster provides quick and easy steps for how to perform skin checks on yourself, and shows examples of what to look for when doing these skin checks.

Ready, Set, Go Sun Smart Poster

Photos show outdoor workers being sun safe while on the job.

Tip Cards

What's In Your Toolbelt Tip Card

A helpful reminder about sun safety supplies that employees can bring with them for sun protection.

Hat Scale Tip Card

A scale shows employees which types of hats are good, better, and best for shielding them from the suns rays.

Reapply Sunscreen Tip Card

Colorful icons show when to reapply sunscreen.

The Road Map to Sun Safety Tip Card

Road sign graphics alert employees to the sun safety precautions they can take on the job - English

Don't Fry Reapply Tip Card

A quick, easy-to-remember message to reapply sunscreen.

Brochure & Bumper Sticker

Personal Risk Assessment Brochure

11 questions to conduct a quick personal skin cancer risk assessment.

High UV Zone Bumper Sticker

Display the Go Sun Smart at Work message on vehicles and other places.

About

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.

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