Deb Canada Launches Sun Protection At Work Campaign for Outdoor Workers

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Employers encouraged to educate themselves on sun safety protection for their outdoor workers.


Sun safety for outdoor workers

It is the responsibility of the employer to advise employees of the dangers of working in the sun.

Deb Canada, a part of Deb Group, the world’s leading away-from-home skin care company and the inventor of foam soap dispensing systems, launches a Sun Protection At Work Campaign to educate employers on how to minimize the risk of sun for their outdoor workers.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Canada, with over 87,700 new melanoma and non-melanoma cases diagnosed each year (Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2013). Outdoor workers have a higher than average risk of skin cancer, due to the amount of time they spend in the sun as part of their occupation. That’s why it is important that the employer take responsibility to advise employees of the dangers of working in the sun.

There are many industries where sun protection is important including; construction, natural resources, horticultural and forestry, public sector, telecommunications, postal workers, maritime sector, and road workers.

Having a good understanding of the protection that sunscreens offer is important. Sunscreens of at least SPF 30 are recommended by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), to protect against the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB), or burning, rays. The product should also protect against ultraviolet A (UVA) rays which penetrate more deeply into skin and are responsible for premature ageing and contribute to the development of skin cancer. Look for sunscreens that are labelled, “broad-spectrum”.

Employers who have outdoor workers are encouraged to download a Manager's Guide and Poster for Skin Care At Work: Sun Protection for Workers. The guide provides guidelines on how to minimize your outdoor worker's risk of sun exposure, including, how and when to apply sunscreen, when to take breaks and how to stay properly hydrated. It also provides an aid to early detection of skin cancer and when to seek medical advice. An educational poster is also included, that can be used to educate workers.

Learn more about Deb’s SPF33 sunscreen to protect the skin against the sun's harmful UV-A (ageing) & UV-B (burning) rays. Perfume-free and non-greasy, its photostable formula contains a moisturizer and is also water-resistant.

For more information on the Sun Protection At Work campaign visit or contact us at:

Enquiries: +1 (0) 519 443 8697
Fax: +1 (0) 519 443 5160
Address: Deb Canada, 42 Thompson Road West, Waterford, Ontario NOE 1YO, Canada
Email: debcanada(at)debcanada(dot)com

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