Safety Safety Guidance

Guidance on the prevention of skin cancers

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Published in October 2022. This version replaces the previous version published September 2015.

Within the geotechnical and geoenvironmental industry, working outdoors is a fundamental component, with workers in these environments exposed to increased risk of developing skin cancers from exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV). The most common form of cancer.
Every year there are more than 3,000 cases of skin cancer caused as a result of outdoor work in construction and other industries.