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SHARC Report on ABC TV News

February 24, 2017

The Foundation's SHARC Report recently featured on ABC TV news.

 

A/Prof Chris Baker, former President of the Foundation and current President of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, together with Andrew Farr, Senior Workplace Relations Lawyer were interviewed about employer responsibility for the skin health of their workers.

 

The SHARC Report found that employers and employees both need to adopt much more comprehensive defences against sun damage as new data suggests both are applying piecemeal approaches to protecting workers’ skin.

 

While 55% of Australian adults are employed in jobs that sometimes, regularly or always require them to be outdoors, almost a third of employees required to work outside report that their employers provide no sun protection at all.  52% of outdoor workers say their employers do not provide sunscreen, 65% do not provide protective clothing and 74% do not provide sunglasses.  Read more....

 

Video provided courtesy of the ABC. 


 

Category: Media Coverage
Tags: Andrew Farr, Chris Baker, melanoma, safety, sun, workers, Workplace,
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