Talk to highlight campaign’s aim to beat occupational cancer

Ways in which businesses can help combat occupational cancer are to be highlighted during a meeting in Dunchurch.

10 November 2014

Members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) will discuss steps to reduce the risk of employees being exposed to carcinogens at work during an event at Dunchurch Park Hotel, in Rugby Road on Thursday 13 November.

Around 8,000 people die from cancer and around 14,000 contract the disease each year in the UK because of exposure to a work-related carcinogen, such as diesel exhaust fumes, silica dust or asbestos fibres.

IOSH, the world’s biggest professional safety and health organisation, has launched a new campaign called No Time to Lose, with the aim of raising awareness and reducing the number of occupational cancer cases and deaths.

Guest speaker Phil Bates, senior policy and technical adviser at IOSH, will give an overview of occupational cancer past and present, highlight the most common causes and provide advice on what can be done to combat it.

The free event – hosted by IOSH Midland Branch’s East District – starts at 6pm and is open to both IOSH members and guests.


Contact Tim Walsh, IOSH Media Manager

tim.walsh@iosh.co.uk
+44 (0)116 257 3252
+44 (0)797 660 4715