Posts Tagged ‘sun protection’

Sun Safe Workplaces: The Promotion of Occupational Sun Safety Policy

Klein Buendel - Friday, 7 July 2017 03:03

Workplaces provide promising venues for programs to prevent chronic disease and acute injury.  Recently, KB investigators, David Buller, Mary Buller, Rachel Eye and Barbara Walkosz, and colleagues published a paper in the American Journal of Health Promotion on the results of Sun Safe Workplaces, a program that promoted the adoption of occupational sun protection policies to government organizations in Colorado.


Built Shade in Public Parks

Kelsey Young - Thursday, 16 March 2017 04:16

Environments can be structured to reduce solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure to prevent skin cancer. A group of investigators from Klein Buendel and institutions in Australia conducted a randomized trial to see if they could alter the environment in public parks in Melbourne, Australia and Denver, Colorado in order to decrease UV exposure.


Observed Sun Protection of Vacationers at Resorts

Kelsey Young - Thursday, 2 March 2017 11:48

During vacations, many people experience high-risk sun exposure, which is associated with an increased risk for skin cancer. Klein Buendel, Inc. (KB) and San Diego State University (SDSU) addressed this issue by setting up a randomized controlled trial at vacation resorts during 2012-2014 that provided information to resort visitors about sun safety.


Preventing Skin Cancer and Mosquito Bites in the Age of Zika

Dr. David Buller - Friday, 18 November 2016 01:53

In February 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global public health emergency in response to the potential pandemic of the Zika virus. To prevent transmission, WHO advises persons who travel to affected regions to avoid mosquito bites by wearing protective clothing, hats, and insect repellent. This advice is very similar to WHO’s recommended skin cancer prevention practices.


Effect of a Comprehensive Approach to Occupational Sun Protection on Senior Managers in Local Government Organizations

Dr. Barbara Walkosz - Wednesday, 9 November 2016 12:50

Prevention of outdoor workers’ sun exposure for skin cancer prevention has received less attention than other community efforts such as for school children. Testing a comprehensive approach that codifies sun protection in written policies and provides training is needed.