Cancer Council Australia
It is estimated that 3.6 million Australians are exposed to cancer-causing agents at work, with around 5,000 cancer cases diagnosed each year as a result; all of which are entirely preventable.
The vision of Cancer Council Australia is to minimise the threat of cancer to Australians, through successful prevention, best treatment and support via leading a cohesive approach with its members, the eight state and territory Cancer Councils around Australia.
Cancer Council values collaboration; we actively engage with others and each other to achieve our shared objectives. We create inclusive and empowering connections with and between our stakeholders to build the capacity we need to bring about great change. Cancer Council realises that we can beat occupational cancer if we work together to control the exposure risks.
This is why we support IOSH’s No Time to Lose (NTTL) campaign – to work together to beat occupational cancer. Through research, policy change, multi-disciplinary knowledge sharing and education, designing-in prevention measures and employee involvement, the incidence and impact of occupational cancer can be reduced and eliminated.
The multi-faceted approach that has been undertaken by NTTL is a great example of how we can be proactive in working towards a future free of occupational cancer, not only in the UK but world-wide. No one deserves to go to work and come home at the end of the day having increased their cancer risk.
Professor Sanchia Aranda
Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia
Director Education and Research, Cancer Council Western Australia
Chair, National Occupational and Environmental Cancer Committee, Cancer Council Australia