We are well and truly into the swing of 2017 with classes filling quickly! Unity Training's aim this year is to make your workplace safer by offering Health and Safety Representatives as many courses as possible and potentially adding new courses to our scope in the near future, keep an eye on upcoming emails for more information.
Occupational Cancer - Sun Protection in the Workplace
In the workplaces there may be hazards that increase your risk of developing occupational cancer. Occupational cancer is cancer that is caused wholly or partly by exposure to a carcinogen at work.
One of the most common carcinogens found in the workplace in Australia, especially at this time of the year, is UV Radiation. Extended exposure to UV Radiation for extended periods of time over a working career can dramatically increase a persons risk to developing skin cancer. So much so that 'at least 2 in every 3 people in Australia will develop skin cancer before they reach the age of 70'.
There are many ways that you and your employers can minimize UV exposure in the workplace including implementing correct PPE (i.e. hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, sun protective clothing, etc.), taking regular breaks and seeking shade, and also by having the knowledge to do your own skin checks and have regular checks with a GP or health care professional.
For more information on sun protection in the workplace please visit the cancer council website.
Unity Training is on LinkedIn!
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2017 Course Dates
If you are interested in making your workplace safer by completing your OSH Rep Training, Refresher Training or Cert IV in WHS we have plenty of dates available throughout 2017. Please visit our website to view upcoming training dates and register online, or alternatively contact our office on 9227 7809.