Join a FREE occupational cancer event

IOSH members can hear from an expert speaker on occupational cancer at a free local event.

10 February 2015

The series of events has been organised as part of IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign which aims to get the causes of occupational cancer more widely understood and help businesses take action.

At the event members will:

  • get an overview of the impact of occupational cancer
  • learn about the history of occupational cancer
  • get an insight into Dr Lesley Rushton’s ground-breaking research, ‘The burden of occupational cancer in Great Britain’
  • find out about No Time to Lose, IOSH’s new campaign on occupational cancer, and how they can get involved and use the free resources

Expert speakers include Dr Lesley Rushton OBE, Reader in Occupational Epidemiology at Imperial College London, Professor John Cherrie, Research Director at the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Ian Strudley, Head of Health Risk Management Unit, Health and Safety Executive, Jane White, IOSH Head of Research and Information Services, and Phil Bates, IOSH Senior Policy and Technical Adviser.

IOSH’s Phil Bates worked in frontline biomedical research for 12 years, funded by Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council at two of the UK’s top research-intensive universities. Phil has talked widely on work-related cancer and said:

“Carcinogens such as asbestos, diesel engine exhaust emissions and silica dust claim the lives of an estimated 666,000 people a year worldwide. As a profession we need to take the lead on action to control workplace exposures that could lead to a deadly cancer diagnosis.”

Find out where your nearest occupational cancer event is taking place.