Workplace sun protection policies and employees' sun-related skin damage

Woolley, Torres , Lowe, John , Raasch, Beverley , Glasby, Margaret , and Buttner, Petra G. (2008) Workplace sun protection policies and employees' sun-related skin damage. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32 (2). pp. 201-208.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether mandatory sun protection for outdoor workers in tropical regions is associated with reduced sun damage. METHODS: Survey of 26 employees working under mandatory sun protection policy was compared to survey of 21 employees working under voluntary sun protection policy. RESULTS: Voluntary sun protection associated with employees having more solar keratoses on dorsum of right hand (P=0.006) and more previously excised self-reported skin cancers (P=0.008). CONCLUSIONS: Employees working under mandatory sun protection policy had reduced sun damage, a likely consequence of less sun exposure.

Item ID: 5720
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1945-7359
Keywords: workplace policy; sun protection; outdoor workers; skin cancer
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2009 05:32
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 30%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 70%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
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