Skin Cancer: Interventions in Outdoor Occupational Settings

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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: August 2013

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends interventions in outdoor work settings to prevent skin cancer in people who work outdoors. These interventions include at least 1 of the following: 

  • Educational approaches, like giving people information about sun protection 
  • Activities designed to influence people’s knowledge, attitudes, or behaviors, like modeling sun-protective behaviors
  • Environmental approaches, like providing sunscreen or shade 
  • Policies, like requiring sun-protective clothing

CPSTF found that these interventions increase people’s sun-protective behaviors and reduce sunburns.

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Guide to Community Preventitive Services. (2013). Skin Cancer: Interventions in Outdoor Occupational Settings. Retrieved from