There is clear evidence of work-related cancer deaths – and the numbers are significant.

Economically active populations at work are, more often than not, captive audiences easily reached, and there is simply no excuse not to implement preventive approaches to safeguard the workforce from so many known or potential carcinogens. It’s difficult to find anyone who does not know of or is concerned with the word ‘cancer’, but there are many businesses and their workforces that do not understand the implications of carcinogenic exposures at work.

IOSH’s initiative to launch the No Time to Lose campaign, at international level over a two-year period, deserves every possible support, and as occupational safety and health professionals, we are happy to collaborate and ensure its success.

Dr Francis La Ferla