Business support grows for occupational cancer campaign

Royal Mail Group, Skanska and Laing O’Rourke are among businesses to become ‘founder signatories’ of a new drive, led by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), to beat work-related cancer.

3 November 2014

A host of organisations, across a variety of sectors, have signed a pledge demonstrating their commitment to controlling carcinogenic exposures in their workplaces, as part of IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign.

The growing list also includes: BAM Nuttall; Bybox; CHEP; Deb Group; Dribuild; HB Projects; PM Group; Southern Water; and, VolkerWessels UK.

IOSH head of campaigns Caroline Patel said: “Many of the businesses we’ve spoken to are saying that for too long now we’ve been shouting about safety and whispering about health, and that it’s time to rebalance long term with short term protection. And that’s really at the heart of the No Time to Lose campaign – getting a new focus on long latency diseases, and tackling invisible risks instead of always focusing on immediate and obvious safety threats.

“The fact that we’ve got such a strong line-up of founder signatories to our pledge speaks volumes – organisations from Royal Mail to Laing O’Rourke understand the role of responsible businesses in today’s economy.”

Contact Tim Walsh, IOSH Media Manager

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