Some 290,000 people in Germany are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. The most common cause of skin cancer is solar UV radiation. Working outdoors can increase employed persons’ exposure to UV radiation and therefore increase their risk of getting skin cancer. Which groups of people and occupational groups work outdoors particularly frequently? And do they receive regular information on the risks posed by UV radiation, which is necessary for the prevention of skin cancer? These were the questions addressed by the 2018 BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey which allowed for the first ever collection of data on the matter.
Please download the complete factsheet "Working outdoors - protecting employed persons against UV radiation" (in German only).
Arbeiten im Freien - Beschäftigte vor UV-Strahlung schützen. BIBB/BAuA-Factsheet 29
1. edition. Dortmund: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin 2019. pages 2, PDF file, DOI: 10.21934/baua:fakten20190628