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Webinar: Raising UV Awareness in Outdoor Workers (14 January 2021)

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NISO is facilitating and promoting this free on-line webinar hosted by the National Cancer Control Programme, part of the Health Services Executive (HSE).

Raising UV Awareness in Outdoor Workers
Thursday, 14 January 2021; 11:00 – 12:30hrs.

Aims of Webinar

  • To support employers and outdoor workers with newly developed skin cancer
  • Prevention Resources
  • Receive inputs into developing an educational animation/video resource.
  • To promote the use of the Healthy Ireland SunSmart logo
  • To explore the specific needs of your workplace
  • To showcase Cork City Council skin cancer prevention work
  • To explore research ideas/new opportunities

Panelists

  • Kevin O’Hagan, Cancer Prevention Manager, Irish Cancer Society
  • Dr. Barbara McGrogan, Research Scientist, National Cancer Control Programme
  • Lynn Swinburne, Senior Health Promotion Officer, National Screening Service

Click description below for more information and a link to the webinar flyer.
This is a free webinar, however, registration is required. Participant numbers are limited so book your place now.
Please note that when booking, your registration details may be accessible by National Cancer Control Programme, part of the Health Services Executive (HSE).

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NISO is facilitating and promoting this free on-line webinar hosted by the National Cancer Control Programme, part of the Health Services Executive (HSE).

Raising UV Awareness in Outdoor Workers
Thursday, 14 January 2021; 11:00 – 12:30hrs.
Delivery: Webex

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland with over 11,500 cases diagnosed every year. It is estimated that between 2015-2045 the incidence of skin cancer will more than double. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. However, most cases of skin cancer are preventable and there is good evidence of ‘what works’ in relation to prevention. Outdoor workers are a high risk group for the development of skin cancer. Due to the nature of their occupation they can be exposed to 2-3 times higher amounts of UV radiation from the sun than indoor workers. The exposure to UV damage is irreversible, permanent and cumulative with each exposure. Therefore those who spend all or part of the day regularly working outdoors are at increased risk of skin cancer. Recent CSO figures suggest that:

  • Almost one in four (26.6%) of skin cancer deaths in Ireland are from the construction, outdoor and farming industry
  • One death every week in Ireland is related to sun exposure at work.

Aims of Webinar

  • To support employers and outdoor workers with newly developed skin cancer
  • Prevention Resources
  • Receive inputs into developing an educational animation/video resource.
  • To promote the use of the Healthy Ireland SunSmart logo
  • To explore the specific needs of your workplace
  • To showcase Cork City Council skin cancer prevention work
  • To explore research ideas/new opportunities

Panelists

  • Kevin O’Hagan, Cancer Prevention Manager, Irish Cancer Society
  • Dr. Barbara McGrogan, Research Scientist, National Cancer Control Programme
  • Lynn Swinburne, Senior Health Promotion Officer, National Screening Service

This event will use the Webex Webinar platform.

Click description below for more information and a link to the webinar flyer.

This is a free webinar, however, registration is required. Participant numbers are limited so book your place now.

Please note that when booking, your registration details may be accessible by National Cancer Control Programme, part of the Health Services Executive (HSE).