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Working outdoors - Protecting employees from UV radiation

BIBB/BAuA-Factsheet 29

Overall, about 290,000 people in Germany get skin cancer every year. The most common cause of skin cancer is UV radiation from the sun. Working outdoors can expose workers to increased UV radiation and thus increase the risk of skin cancer. Which groups of people and occupations work outdoors particularly often? In addition, are they educated on the dangers of UV radiation regularly, as required for skin cancer prevention? The BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2018 was the first to collect data on these questions.

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Bibliographic information

L. Hünefeld, A. Hünefeld:
Working outdoors - Protecting employees from UV radiation. BIBB/BAuA-Factsheet 29
1. edition. Dortmund: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin 2020. pages 2, PDF file, DOI: 10.21934/baua:facts20201002

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Further Information

BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2018

Working conditions and health from the employees' perspective

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Protection against UV radiation of the sun

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