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Skin cancer risk warning for Cornwall's builders, fishermen, farmers and lifeguards

Date: 22 Jan 2017

Thousands of Cornwall's outdoor workers have been warned they are at a heightened risk of skin cancer after new figures revealed working in the sun could lead to one death a week.

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Dame Carol Black,

"It is fantastic to see Cornwall and Isles of Scilly championing the health and work agenda and I look forward to seeing the Workplace Award act as a catalyst for further change in the county. Good health is good business and I encourage all employers that are serious about the agenda to apply for this confirmation of best practice." Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health and Work.

Costs

The annual cost of sickness absence and worklessness associated with working-age ill health in the UK is put at more than £100 billion (more than Portugal's GDP).

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