Construction workers often spend a lot of time working outdoors, exposing them to the sun’s hazardous ultraviolet (UV) rays and increasing their risk for skin cancer and heat stress. That’s the reason behind the LHSFNA’s Sun Sense Plus campaign.
Launched every year in May to coincide with Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the Sun Sense Plus campaign raises awareness of the risks that come with workdays spent outdoors. Skin cancer is the most common and most preventable of all cancers. In the U.S. alone, more than five million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year."