Registrations are now open for the Why integrating UV protection into your WH&S practice is a no brainer – and how to do it well webinar. This webinar will explore the most effective and time efficient approaches to integrating safe UV practices into workplaces and provide best practice insights into how sustained change can be achieved.
Sun safety is incredibly important to everyone in Australia, based on the high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun throughout the year. UV radiation is classed as a group 1 carcinogen, in the same category as asbestos and tobacco. Outdoor workers experience 5 to 10 times more solar UV radiation exposure than the average population, significantly increasing their skin cancer risk. The good news is that skin cancer, including melanoma, is one of our most preventable cancers.
Often UV radiation is not considered a typical workplace hazard. The goal of this presentation is to reframe the prevention of skin cancer and UV radiation exposure as a high risk, long term hazard for outdoor workers that requires workplace leadership and support.
In this webinar, Liz will overview the most effective and time efficient approaches to integrating safe UV practices into workplaces and provide best practice insights into how sustained change can be achieved.
While we know all Australian workplaces have Work Health and Safety obligations that require a safe working environment that is free from risks to health, Liz will also outline how previous skin cancer claims were successful in court and how you can ensure you have a safe workplace that protects your staff.
Liz King, Manager, Skin Cancer Prevention Unit, Cancer Council NSW
Liz King is the Manager of the Skin Cancer Prevention Unit at Cancer Council NSW and works to change social environments and individual behaviours that promote good sun protection and reduce the risk of skin cancer through strategic program, policy and advocacy initiatives.
With a background in psychology and Masters in Public Health, Liz has worked across a variety of areas in public health, including: pandemic planning; mass media social marketing campaigns; community based obesity and diabetes prevention; national bowel and breast cancer screening and lung cancer service delivery; and psychosocial support services for people living with cancer.
Liz is passionate about working with other agencies to help integrate UV protection policies and practices into shared practice. With a new sun protection outdoor worker program on offer, exploring advocacy and cross-collaboration opportunities with relevant workplaces has become an exciting new area of focus.
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Date:Thursday, 25th February 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEDT
RSVP: by COB, Wednesday, 24th February 2021
Cost: FREE for NSCA Foundation members | $50 non-members
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