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Can Workers With Sun-Related Skin Issues File Workers Compensation Claims?

July 11, 2018

Via: ENR

Shade tents and frequent water breaks are part of the strategies Kris Comon uses for dealing with 100°-plus temperatures and a punishing sun at a two-story building being constructed in Phoenix. Comon is project manager for UEB Builders, prime contractor for the Helios Education Foundation, and to beat the heat, work starts at 6 a.m. and ends in the early afternoon, he says.

A growing awareness of the dangers of summer work and of sun rays as a cause of skin cancer on and off the job has driven employers, unions and workers to limit exposure.

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