According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Since the primary cause of skin cancer is exposure to the sun, outdoor workers such as those in the construction industry are at an increased risk for developing skin cancer. Following are some guidelines offered by the Skin Cancer Foundation for keeping workers safe in the sun:
Sunscreens combine several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB, damage the skin and increase your risk of skin cancer. Sunscreens vary in their ability to protect against UVA and UVB.