Protecting Your Employees from Skin Cancer: Understanding the Risks in US States

As a Human Resource Generalist or Wellness Consultant, it is important to understand the risks associated with skin cancer in the workplace. With more outdoor jobs and higher rates of UV exposure, certain US states have higher incidences of skin cancer.

Here are the top states with the most at-risk jobs.

  • Arizona: Agricultural workers, construction workers, and lifeguards are at a higher risk for skin cancer due to extended sun exposure.
  • Florida: Outdoor workers such as landscapers, fishermen, and golf course workers face high levels of UV exposure.
  • California: Agricultural workers, construction workers, and lifeguards are also at high risk in California due to the state's warm climate and abundant sun.
  • Texas: Oil field workers, construction workers, and agricultural workers in Texas also face a high risk for skin cancer.
It is important for HR professionals and wellness consultants to educate their employees about the dangers of UV exposure and to provide resources for protection, such as sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses. By implementing a comprehensive skin cancer prevention program, you can help protect the health and well-being of your employees.