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  • National Safe Work Month

    SunSmart home > Workplace > National Safe Work Month

    October is National Safe Work Month and each year all workers and employers across the country are reminded to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians. 

    Outdoor workers receive 5 to 10 times more UV radiation exposure than indoor workers, significantly increasing their risk of developing skin cancer, including melanoma. 

    UV radiation has been identified as a class 1 carcinogen (in the same category as asbestos and tobacco), posing a serious occupational risk for those working outdoors and is responsible for 95-99% of all skin cancers.

    UV radiation, a workplace hazard you don't see coming!

    To learn how to protect yourself or your workers from UV radiation, come along on to our FREE education session Monday 8th October, 3:00pm – 4:30pm at the Cancer Council SA office (202 Greenhill Road, Eastwood).

    Ideal for sole traders and small-medium business, this session is open to anyone who works outdoors, or manages staff and/or volunteers who work outdoors.

    Click here to register each employee attending. 

    FREE Workplace sun safety education sessions

    Alternatively, we can come to you! We are offering FREE presentations hosted at your place of work, for the month of October. (Additional sessions will incur a $150 fee).

    Complete an expression of interest form and return it via email sunsmart@cancersa.org.au

    Workplaces are ideal settings to encourage positive health behaviours that can in turn influence worker’s health and well-being, productivity and workplace culture. Book into a session today!  

    For more information about National Safe Work Month visit Safe Work Australia or Safe Work SA.


    Today at Cancer Council SA

  • Become an Ambassador

    Become an Ambassador

    Join our growing network of Ambassadors who represent us in the community: sharing awareness and prevention messages, connecting people with support services and speaking up on our behalf.

  • Do you have a cancer question?

    Do you have a cancer question?

    Ask our trained cancer nurses for the answers.

  • Donate in lieu of flowers

    Donate in lieu of flowers

    Remembering loved ones by ensuring no one goes through cancer alone.

  • Healthy Living after Cancer

    Healthy Living after Cancer

    Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Find out about our Healthy Living after Cancer program.

  • Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Get all the evidence based answers to your cancer questions here.

  • Hold your own fundraiser

    Hold your own fundraiser

    Do you have an idea that is out of the box? Do you think it rocks? You can turn virtually anything into a fundraiser… let us help you turn your idea into reality!

  • Join the conversation

    Join the conversation

    Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest community events and news.

  • More than a gift, it's hope for the future

    More than a gift, it's hope for the future

    Including a bequest to Cancer Council SA in your will is not an alternative to looking after your loved ones, it’s part of it. Find out more.

  • Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship

    Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship

    Applications are now open for the Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship. Researchers involved in any aspect of leukaemia research are invited to apply.

  • Quitline


    Quitline is a government-funded service operated by Cancer Council SA, with the sole goal of providing the support, strategies and information to empower individuals to quit smoking.

  • Share your story

    Share your story

    Raise awareness about important cancer issues and help others cope with treatment and feel less alone. Read more about how to share your story.

  • Volunteer with us!

    Volunteer with us!

    Register to become a Cancer Council SA volunteer today to help people affected by cancer.