Backing drive to cut work related cancers

With Phil Bates, a technical adviser at IOSH at the Westminster Launch
With Phil Bates, a technical adviser at IOSH at the Westminster Launch

I joined industry leaders, academics and occupational safety and health specialists in Westminster for the launch of a new campaign to beat occupational cancer.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) led the No Time to Lose campaign launch in Parliament, which aims to cut the number of deaths from work-related cancer and raise awareness about the risks.

With a staggering two-thirds of a million annual global deaths to work-related cancer, the time has now come and the world must act. The call is a positive one. We can and must do more to tackle occupational disease and to manage health in the same way we manage safety as part of an overall ‘culture of care’.

An array of organisations have come out in support of the campaign, from the Office of Rail Regulation to Macmillan Cancer Support.

For more information on occupational cancers please visit http://www.notimetolose.org.uk/

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