May is Melanoma Awareness Month

As a proud sponsor of Melanoma Awareness Month, Solect has partnered with the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) to help spread awareness and educate the outdoor & construction worker community about the impact of sun exposure on health.

Solect’s installation crews are exposed to the sun everyday, and it’s imperative that our staff understand the importance of protecting their skin and getting regular skin checks.  Together, Solect and the MFNE host sun-safety and awareness trainings for Solect employees and partner vendors.

Are you an outdoor worker? Consider the tips below before you go out for the day.

Sun Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers

  • Keep your shirt on.
  • Wear a hat with a brim or a flap that covers the ears and the back of the neck.
  • Stay in the shade whenever possible, during your breaks and especially at lunch time.
  • Use a high factor sunscreen of at least SPF 30 on any exposed skin.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours.
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Don’t wait, schedule an annual skin exam with a dermatologist.
  • Check your skin regularly for any unusual moles or spots. See a doctor promptly if you notice anything that is changing in shape, size or color, itching or bleeding.

Mike-Trombley-150x150Former Major League Baseball Player and skin cancer survivor, Mike Trombley, has joined forced with MFNE and Solect to raise awareness. “I understand first hand, the importance of being proactive with your health and getting your skin checked,” said Trombley.

Mike will be speaking at Solect’s Sun-Safety training event and sharing his personal story throughout Melanoma Awareness Month. The highest mortality rate of melanoma is in men over 50. It is our hope that a personal story from a former MLB player will really resonate with this population.

Don’t Wait. #getitchecked

Get more information on Melanoma and what you can do to prevent it at mfne.org