Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada, and incidence rates for melanoma, the most fatal form of the disease, continue to increase. The sun is a workplace hazard that can cause skin cancer, heat stress and eye damage but the good news is that these conditions are preventable. 


Resources to Help Build a Sun Safety Program in Your Municipality

Awareness and Communication

Sun Safety at Work Canada recognizes that workplaces are at various stages when it comes to implementing a sun safety program for outdoor workers. Some workplaces are beginning to create greater awareness about the hazards of working in the sun, while others are ready to implement a sun safety program or enhance their current program. No matter the stage, Sun Safety has fact sheets, posters, presentations, and other educational tools that can be tailored to the training needs and capacity of your workplace. All resources can be downloaded from

Education and Training
Programs and Resources
Policy Development
Additional Resources