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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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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“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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