On Wednesday, 28th November we hosted a Safety Seminar which dealt with the dangers of sun exposure at work.
Guest speaker was Jo Crotty, founder of Danger Sun Overhead, a nationally recognised education program that has become an industry leader in the provision of skin cancer awareness, education and advocacy services.
Jo shared the alarming statistics that melanoma is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young Australians. Of the estimated 14,320 Australians that will be diagnosed with the disease in 2018, it is expected that about 1,900 will lose their battle. Two in three Australians were diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by the time they reach 70 years old. (Cancer Australia 2017 and Cancer Council 2017)
Danger Sun Overhead’s education program aims to target high-risk industries and help reduce the impact of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers in all Australians. Services offered include:
The key take away points from the seminar were:
Jo stayed after the seminar to chat more with CTC’s Pam Anderson about her work with Danger Sun Overhead.
Listen here to the podcast: Precinct Perspective Podcast Episode about Sun Safety
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