Employer Obligations For Outdoor Workers

Law360, New York (May 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Outdoor workers run a greater risk of developing some type of skin cancer or other sun exposure-related disease than the average person because of the potential overexposure of sun from being outside the majority of each day.

Add smoking to that exposure and an employee’s chances of developing a cancer or facing poorer prognoses for surviving a melanoma also increase. This is especially true for men.

Laborers smoke at twice the national average and primarily work outside. That combination results in a significantly higher risk of...
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