“Outdoor workers naturally spend more time exposed to UV radiation, putting them at greater risk of sun damage and the potential of developing skin cancers,” said Isabelle Faivre, vice president of marketing, Deb North America. “Unfortunately, the dangers of skin cancer in the workplace have often been neglected. Employers have an obligation to minimize the risk of harm to employees. Providing and encouraging sun protection for outdoor workers can help create a healthy and safe workplace.”
Every year, Americans lose more than $100 million in productivity because of restricted activity or absence from work due to skin cancer.
The 2017 survey also found that beyond the workplace, more than a third of Americans (35% ) believe that outdoor public facilities, such as public pools and amusement parks, should provide sunscreen for public use.
Deb Group is proactively campaigning to raise awareness of the risks associated with prolonged UV exposure to workers who spend a significant amount of time outside. As part of its Be UV Aware campaign,
Deb Group offers a professional range of UV protection creams to help prevent skin damage from UV rays. For example, Stokoderm Sun Protect 30 Pure offers broad-spectrum activity will shield against harmful UVA, UVB and artificial UVC rays. The product can be dispensed from personal tubes or wall-mounted dispensers, according to Deb Group.
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Deb Group from May 24-26, 2017 among 2,057 U.S. adults ages 18 and older.
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