SWAP is a SunSafe Workplace Awareness Program offering online training to Employees of businesses who predominantly work outdoors and therefore have greater risk of melanoma and other skin cancers.
Melanoma is often referred to as Australia's national cancer because we have one of the highest incidence per capita in the world. It is predicted that 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before age 75.
The risk of developing melanoma is far greater for outdoor workers because they are often exposed to higher levels of UV radiation than the general population. This is because they spend a lot of time outside in direct sunlight, often during peak UV exposure times, such as during the middle of the day when the sun’s UV rays are strongest.
Many outdoor workers may not have access to shade or may not be able to work indoors, and may not always wear adequate sun protection, such as hats, protective clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Many more, have little knowledge about the risks associated with exposure to UV radiation or the why, when and how to protect their skin.
This training course is a simple, easy to understand program to provide both employers and employees with the knowledge to protect themselves against exposure to UV radiation as well as the importance of early detection of melanoma.
How to Get Involved
To participate in the SWAP program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample-Sun-Protection-Policy.pdf - (Safe Work Australia)