Title

Occupational Solar Radiation and Melanoma: Reducing Litigation Risks

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Environmental Health Australia

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science

RAS ID

8162

Comments

Originally published as: Oosthuizen, J. (2009). Occupational Solar Radiation and Melanoma: Reducing Litigation Risks. Environmental Health, 9(3/4), 87. Original article available here

Abstract

Increased solar radiation associated with climate change and ozone depletion has led to an increase in the incidence of melanoma, particularly in Australia. Employees who work outdoors are, therefore, an occupational group that is at risk regarding the development of work-related melanoma. Occupational health and safety managers need to adopt pro-active strategies to reduce risks associated with litigation regarding occupational solar radiation and melanoma.