Glossary beginning with B
- Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
Basal cell carcinoma are the most common form of skin cancer in people. They arise from keratinocytes in the skin and are described as being a non-melanoma skin cancer. They develop more frequently with age and are common on the face, scalp and neck. Exposure to the sun causes BCC. They are often initially noticed as a lump or sore on the skin that does not heal.
- Broad spectrum sunscreen
- Buddy system
An employee working in the sun may not be aware that they are developing a bad sunburn, or that they are showing early signs of heat stress. A co-worker may spot the problem first. A ’buddy system’ is an informal measure introduced by a supervisor where everyone is informed and motivated to assist in early detection of sun safety problems in themselves and their colleagues.