Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and although most skin cancer is not to do with work a recent study commissioned by the Institution of occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) found that work related skin cancer claims 50 lives a year and that there are 240 new cases of work related malignant melanoma every year.

The construction sector accounted for almost half of the deaths and 42% of the cases.

Employers who have workers being exposed to sun should consider providing information to employees about the precautions they should be taking when at work when it comes to exposure of skin to the su

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