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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: August 2013

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions in outdoor occupational settings to prevent skin cancer among workers by increasing their sun protective behaviors (e.g., use of sunscreen or sun protective clothing or combination of sun protective behaviors) and reducing sunburns. Interventions include at least 1 of the following: educational approaches (e.g., providing informational messages about sun protection to workers through instruction, small media such as posters or brochures, or both); activities designed to influence knowledge, attitudes, or behavior of workers (e.g., modeling or demonstrating behaviors); environmental approaches to encourage sun protection (e.g., providing sunscreen or shade); policies to support sun protection practices (e.g., requiring sun protective clothing).

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Guide to Community Preventitive Services. (2013). Skin Cancer: Interventions in Outdoor Occupational Settings. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/skin-cancer-interventions-outdoor-occupational-settings