Thanks to research and medical advances, survival rates for some cancers have improved dramatically.

However, there is still a great deal to be done, particularly around sharing information, encouraging people to reduce risk factors, and being watchful for early warning signs. Agents in the workplace can be a major risk factor for some cancers, and a contributing factor in others.

At NEBOSH we welcome IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign, which will educate and raise awareness of cancer risks at work. We hope it will provide knowledge on good practice to help people at work avoid harmful exposures, and prevent the misery and suffering cancer brings. Employers have an important role to play in cancer prevention and as such we thoroughly support this positive campaign which will help focus positive intention into practical action.

Teresa Budworth
Chief Executive