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    Cancer Prevention: Safe Work Month

    Cancer Prevention: Safe Work Month
    02 December 2016

    Safe Work Month has passed and we were pleased to offer free workplace education presentations to the South Australian community. Workplaces were invited to book one free presentation, valued at $150, during October, so it wasn’t surprising that we found ourselves visiting work sites across the city (and state) almost every day across the month. 

    There were a number of different cancer prevention topics to choose from however Skin cancer prevention and early detection was by far the most popular, followed by our general Reduce your cancer risk presentation. Our team delivered a total of 40 workplace presentations to 30 different organisations, reaching over 650 South Australians. We also presented to workplaces in Port Augusta and Port Pirie as part of Cancer Council SA’s Regional Roadshow.

    Employees spend a significant amount of time at work, making workplaces an ideal setting to encourage positive health behaviours. Sometimes organisations invite us to present to their staff as part of a health and well-being program. Other times it is delivered as part of a training program to reduce occupational UV exposure. Either way, we’d love for you to join us in the fight to beat cancer by having us present to your workplace.   

    Prixcar Services who took advantage of our free offer said; 

    "A lot of people thought they were well informed about the well known cancers and what they could do to help reduce their risk, but didn't realise how much the little changes could impact on their risk. Almost all staff at our Elizabeth site have now ordered wide brimmed hats for work and will take this on board for their private lives as well."   

    Book a workplace education presentation for your workplace, or for more info, call our team on

    08 8291 4111. 

    National Safe Work Month is an initiative of Safe Work Australia, held in October each year with the aim to improve awareness and discussion about work health and safety. It’s an opportunity for Cancer Council SA to increase awareness about the importance of sun protection within the workplace to reduce the incidence of skin cancer among outdoor workers.

    Diem Luong

    Senior Project Officer, Cancer Prevention

    Cancer Council SA

     

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