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Worksite UV Protection Policy for Outdoor Workers

Grants to South Dakota Outdoor Worksites
to Reduce the Risk of Skin Cancer

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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South Dakota Department of Health (SD DOH), South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, and WorkWell

Deadline Date:

04/25/18 5:00 PM CT

Description:

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Grants of up to $1,000 to Wyoming outdoor worksites to mitigate the risk of UV exposure and skin cancer for workers. Projects may address systems, environments, and policies that promote UV protection for outdoor workers. Examples of eligible worksites include parks and recreation, city departments, public works, and construction sites.

Skin cancer is the most common and most preventable form of cancer in the United States. Adults spend more than one-third of their day at the workplace and workers who spend a majority of that workday outdoors are at increased risk for skin cancer. Outdoor workers’ risk is exacerbated as a result of the nature of their occupation and over exposure to UV radiation, the primary cause of skin cancer.

Purpose:

The SD DOH will assist worksites interested in implementing a worksite UV protection policy and evidence-based sun safety interventions to reduce the burden of skin cancer. Projects will be guided by the Sun-Safe Worksite Guide, which offers ideas and suggestions for creating a sun safe worksite through sun safety practices and policies.

Funding Parameters:

Funding will be awarded for projects that strategically address policy, system, and environment change related to the promotion of UV protection practices. Worksites are required to develop a Worksite UV Protection Policy and implement sun safety strategies that support the policy. Strategies should be designed to create policy, system, and environment changes and provide opportunities not already offered to employees related to UV protection. Health-related policies are formal or informal written statements that are designed to protect or promote employee health. Environmental change refers to the physical factors at and near the workplace that help protect employee health and safety, e.g. shade structures. System change refers to modifications made to the rules within an organization, e.g. ongoing worksite sun safety education.

Policy Development:

The SD DOH has developed a Worksite UV Protection Model Policy to guide policy development and adoption in the workplace for UV protection. Worksites applying for funding will use this as a guide for developing a UV protection policy for their workplace.

Sun Safety Strategies:

Worksites are required to implement evidence-based strategies that support the Worksite UV Protection Policy.

Examples of strategies including the following:
-Environmental approaches to encourage sun protection (e.g. provide sunscreen, lip balm, wide-brimmed hats, shade supports such as umbrellas and tents) to employees.
-Educational approaches (e.g. providing informational messages about sun protection to workers through instruction, small media such as posters or brochures, or both)
-Activities designed to influence knowledge, attitudes, or behavior of workers (e.g., employee/supervisor role modeling or demonstrating behaviors)
-Offer flextime for employees to avoid prime UV time, 10a.m. – 2p.m. (allowing employees to shift their work schedules, such as coming in earlier or later or taking a lunch break at alternate times)

Grantee Will:
1. Participate in webinar and in-person trainings.
2. Attend the annual WorkWell Summit in Mitchell on October 4, 2018.
3. Participate in technical assistance calls with SD DOH.
4. Develop and implement a Worksite UV Protection Policy by July 31, 2018.
5. Submit one progress report. (Due 9/30/18)
6. Submit one success story. (template will be provided)
7. Have the project lead complete a pre/post evaluation assessment.

Department of Health Will:
1. Provide training webinar and in-person training on sun safety policy, systems, and environmental enhancements to support a healthy worksite.
2. Provide resources and ongoing technical assistance for implementation of a workplace UV protection policy.
3. Conduct one on-site visit to worksite.
4. Provide funding to support project implementation upon completion of a W-9 and grant agreement.

Funds CAN be used for items such as: Bulk sunscreen, dispenser rack, smaller bottles to transport sunscreen for reapplication, wide-brimmed hats, UV lip protector, umbrellas and temporary shade, and printing expenses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179371

Number of Grants:

It is anticipated that up to three applicants will be funded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

The project period is June 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All SD worksites whose employee base includes outdoor workers are eligible to apply for funding. Examples of worksites with outdoor workers include, but are not limited to, parks and recreation, public works, city departments, construction, etc.

Funds CANNOT be used for: Lobbying efforts at the local, state, or federal level, purchasing food or beverages, purchasing equipment, construction, infrastructure or building maintenance, indirect costs, or staff time.

Pre-Application Information:

Staff will be available to answer questions, review grant applications and provide recommendations for revisions until April 24th.

Applications are due no later than 5:00 PM CT on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Applications are due via electronic submission.

RFA Schedule:
-Request for grant applications released and posted: March 21, 2018
-Last day for questions and to request review of grant application: April 24, 2018
-Application submission deadline: 5:00 PM CT on April 25, 2018
-Notice of grant award issued (via email): Week of May 14th (tentative)
-Project Period: 6/1/2018 - 9/30/2018

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Lexi Pugsley
lexi.pugsley@state.sd.us

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Dakota