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Working outdoors - protecting employed persons against UV radiation

BIBB/BAuA-Factsheet 29

(in German)

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).

Bibliographic information

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

Further Information

BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2018

Working conditions and health from the employees' perspective

Find out more : BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2018 …

Protection against UV radiation of the sun

Natural UV radiation of the sun poses an increased risk of cancer for employees who work outdoors

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