About Us

Sun Safety at Work Canada (SSAWC) is enhancing sun safety for Canadian workplaces. The sun is a workplace hazard that can cause skin cancer, heat stress and eye damage. These conditions are preventable.

Applying sun safety at workplaces can be challenging. The purpose of Sun Safety at Work Canada is to raise awareness of the importance of sun safety and to help workplaces implement sun safety programs within their occupational health and safety management systems.

The original SSAWC project involved partnering with 17 workplaces across Canada to help them develop sun safety programs. We reviewed best practices from Canada and other countries and took what we learned from these workplaces to develop this website. The resources on this website are designed to complement existing safety practices and be embedded within a workplace’s occupational health and safety management system.

The work of the SSAWC project has been continued through the work of the SSAWC Working Group.


The Sun Safety at Work Canada project was funded through financial support from Health Canada through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer as a Coalition Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP). Funding for the ongoing maintenance of this website was provided by the Alberta Ministry of Labour and Immigration