The James Attwood Shield Event

Occupational Cancer – No Time To Lose

The James Attwood Shield Event
  • Mon 16 Nov 2015 7:00 PM -
    Mon 16 Nov 2015 9:00 PM

  • The Highland Council,
    Town House,
    High Street,
    United Kingdom

    IV1 1JJ

  • Branch meeting

    Highlands and Islands Branch

  • This event is free to attend


IOSH is running a two–year campaign on occupational cancer. The campaign, which will was launched in the Autumn of 2014, aims to raise awareness of occupational carcinogens, and what can be done to control exposures.

The campaign is based on the findings of a significant research project by Imperial College London which showed that:

»    8,000 people die as a result of workplace cancer in the UK every year

»    Carcinogenic substances people are exposed to at work are the fifth biggest cause of avoidable cancer in adults

»    Almost 14,000 new cases of cancer caused by work are registered each year in the UK – causes include asbestos, silica dust and diesel engine fumes.

There are numerous research projects across the world on individual carcinogenic exposures, Dr Lesley Rushton’s report, ‘The burden of occupational cancer in Great Britain’, commissioned by the

HSE and published in 2012, sets out for the first time the full scale of the picture for a single country, Great Britain.

Speaker: Professor John Cherrie.

Research Director at the Institute of Occupational Medicine. John’s research interests include human exposure assessment, environmental and occupational epidemiology, natural and synthetic fibres – including asbestos, dermal exposure to chemicals and dermatitis, and particulate air pollution. He also prepares medico-legal reports in relation to dust and chemical exposures, particularly to do with occupational cancer risks.

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to network with likeminded people and gain CPD credits.

Who should attend

This event is open to IOSH Members and non-members.

What you need to know

Free refreshments from 18:30

If you'd like to download a poster for this event please click on the PDF logo at the bottom of the page.

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