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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Skin Cancer: Interventions in Outdoor Occupational Settings

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions in outdoor occupational settings to prevent skin cancer among workers by increasing their sun protective behaviors (e.g., use of sunscreen or sun protective clothing or combination of sun protective behaviors) and reducing sunburns. Interventions include at least 1 of the following: educational approaches (e.g., providing informational messages about sun protection to workers through instruction, small media such as posters or brochures, or both); activities designed to influence knowledge, attitudes, or behavior of workers (e.g., modeling or demonstrating behaviors); environmental approaches to encourage sun protection (e.g., providing sunscreen or shade); policies to support sun protection practices (e.g., requiring sun protective clothing).

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Occupational Safety and Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
The Community Guide [Internet]. Skin Cancer: Interventions in Outdoor Occupational Settings. c2013– [cited 2017 Feb 17]. Available from: