Occupational Solar Radiation and Melanoma: Reducing Litigation Risks
Environmental Health Australia
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science
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.