Solar UV Radiation Resources
- British Columbia [PDF]
- Nova Scotia [PDF]
- Construction [PDF]
- Health Care [PDF]
- Mining [PDF]
- Wood Product Manufacturing [PDF]
- Firefighter [PDF]
Fact sheets – Burden of Occupational Cancer
Special topics pages
Rydz E, Harper A, Leong B, Arrandale VH, Kalia S, Forsman-Phillips L, Holness DL, Tenkate T, Peters CE. “Sun Protection Use at Work and Leisure by Outdoor Workers in Alberta, Canada.” J Occup Environ Med 2020.
- Rydz E, Harper A, Leong B, Arrandale VH, Kalia S, Forsman-Phillips L, Holness DL, Tenkate T, Peters CE. “Solar ultraviolet radiation exposure among outdoor workers in Alberta, Canada.” Environ Res 2020(11):109902.
- Peters CE, Pasko E, Strahlendorf P, Holness DL, Tenkate T. “Solar ultraviolet radiation exposure among outdoor workers in three Canadian provinces.” Ann Work Expo Health 2019.
- Silva Paulo M, Adam B, Akagwu C, Akparibo I, Al-Rifai RH, Bazrafshan S, Gobba F, Green AC, Ivanov I, Kezic S, Leppink N, Loney T, Modenese A, Pega F, Peters CE, Prüss-Üstün A, Tenkate T, Ujita Y, Wittlich M, John SM. “WHO/ILO work-related burden of disease and injury: Protocol for systematic reviews of occupational exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation and of the effect of occupational exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation on melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.” Environ Int 2019;126:804-815.
- Peters CE, Palmer AL, Telfer J, Ge CB, Hall AL, Davies HW, Pahwa M, Demers PA. “Priority setting for occupational cancer prevention.” Saf Health Work. 2018;9(2):133-139.
- Mofidi A, Tompa E, Spencer J, Kalcevich C, Peters CE, Kim J, Song C, Mortazavi SB, Demers PA. “The economic burden of occupational non-melanoma skin cancer due to solar radiation.” J Occup Environ Hyg. 2018.
- Peters CE, Ge CB, Hall AL, Davies HW, Demers PA. “CAREX Canada: an enhanced model for assessing occupational carcinogen exposure.” Occup Environ Med 2015;72(1):64-71.
- Peters CE, Nicol AM, Demers PA. “Prevalence of exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on the job in Canada,” Can J Public Health 2012;103(3):223-26.
The Sun Safety at Work Canada project has developed a series of resources and tools that workplaces can use to identify, assess, and control occupational exposure to solar radiation.
Our team has performed a detailed scan of exposure control resources and assembled a compilation of key publications and resources. These are organized by type of exposure (environmental or occupational) and by specificity (general or carcinogen-specific). Please visit our Exposure Reduction Resources page to view.
We also recommend exploring the Prevention Policies Directory, a freely-accessible online tool offering information on policies related to cancer and chronic disease prevention. Providing summaries of the policies and direct access to the policy documents, the Directory allows users to search by carcinogen, risk factor, jurisdiction, geographical location, and document type. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has also developed a policy pack of evidence-informed ultraviolet radiation policy actions for local and provincial/territorial governments. For questions about these resources, please contact a member of the Prevention Team at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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