As part of your Workplace Health and Wellness program, your employer is providing onsite work skin checks. This is a great initiative. A skin check allows you to learn how to identify and manage any skin spots that may be changing or need to be watched. It is also a chance for you to ask…

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Safe Work Australia have released an updated version of the “Guide on exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR)” for workplaces in Australia. As a PCBU you have a duty to provide information, training and instruction that is suitable to the nature and risks of the work and the controls being put in place to manage…

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Work Health Professionals is proud to be supporting Red FM‘s Skin Cancer Action Week running from November 18 – 23. With 2 in 3 Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, this action week is an important reminder to use sun protection and monitor any changes in your own skin. Most families will be…

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We all know excessive sun exposure isn’t healthy and can lead to skin cancer. No-one can hide from skin cancer. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate. Skin cancer can occur on any part of the body, even where the sun don’t shine! However many of us can be complacent with the use of sunscreen and other UV…

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A young workers melanoma experience We were fortunate to provide a work skin check for a fit and healthy 28 year old Perth man recently. Fortunate is a great word to use in this case. If he had left his skin check another couple of years it may have been a different prognosis. To encourage…

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When providing onsite work skin checks around Perth and WA, we are often asked about spots and skin cancers that are not melanoma.  Workplaces that have workers exposed to the sun as part of their work, have a Duty of Care under the OSH Regs 1996 to ensure they are taking precautions to manage their sun…

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A recent survey of 1003 Australians, conducted by life insurance company TAL, found that 64% of participants had not had their skin checked within the last 12 months. Considering 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with some form of Skin Cancer in their lifetime these results are particularly alarming. 88% of those surveyed…

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Vitamin D skin screening

A common topic raised during workplace skin screening sessions is Vitamin D and sun exposure. Our skin screening nurses are often asked “how much sun exposure should I be getting for my Vitamin D levels?”   Here we explore the truth around Vitamin D and the recommended sun exposure levels in Australia. What is Vitamin D?…

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“Do you do skin screening with dermoscopy?” “What technology do you use?” These are common questions we get asked when people begin researching skin cancer screening services for their employees. Providing skin screening, especially for employees who work outdoors and are at greater risk of sun exposure as part of their work, is in line…

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skin screening perth

As we start to reach some of our hottest days for the year in Perth, there is always more talk about skin checks, skin screening and skin cancer checks. The Skin & Cancer Foundation of Australia are urging employers to improve their focus on sun safety. The recently relseased 2017 SHARC Report (Skin Health Australia Report Card)…

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