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As someone who works outdoors, you and your co-workers are in an important position to be leaders within your organization for sun safety education. Consider providing one or all of the quick and easy trainings provided by Sun Safe Colorado. Incorporating sun safety into staff development doesn't have to take a lot of planning or extra time. Even a ten-minute reminder once a year lets staff know what they are responsible for, how to be good role models for other employees, and that your organization cares about their health.
Try the following ideas:
- Include the Sun Safe Colorado tip sheet in new employee orientation packets and on the employee section of your organization's website.
- Present the Sun Safe Colorado Staff Training Tools at new employee orientation or annual staff meetings.
- Every May, encourage staff to promote Skin Cancer Awareness Month activities.
- Provide sun safety information at health screenings and clinics.
Skin Cancer may be a risk management issue for some workplaces, especially those with outdoor workers. Across the nation there have been some Workers' Compensation settlements related to sun exposure while at work. Whether your organization is concerned about Workers' Compensation, other types of liability, or health care costs, educating your employees is essential. Teaching them about risks associated with sun exposure and ways they can protect themselves from UV rays makes sense. Be proactive with your employees.
Sun Safe Colorado has created a variety of educational materials and trainings for you to use that are located in Get Resources. You can print out the posters, brochures and tip cards for your workplace and employees. A poster hanging by the exit door or near the time clock is a good reminder for your employees to be sun safe.