American Academy of Dermatology survey shows outdoor workers more at risk for skin cancer than average Americans

A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed that outdoor workers — like those who work in construction, landscaping, emergency medical services, and postal delivery — are far more likely to get sunburned and tanned, putting themselves at increased risk for skin cancer, compared to the average American.

Expert offers homeowners safety advice for yard equipment care to prevent injuries

Most equipment used in lawn care and landscaping is simple and straightforward to use. However, if it is not operated carefully, it has the potential for accidents and injuries. “Proper lawn equipment safety is not just about protecting yourself, but also those around you,” said Mike Goatley, a professor in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences and a Virginia Cooperative Extension specialist.