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Hear from a speaker on occupational cancer at an event near you.
See our events list below. We’ll be adding new events when details have been confirmed.
18 February – ‘No Time to Lose – spotlight on asbestos’ will be presented by IOSH Vice-President Louise Hosking at the IOSH Thames Valley Branch event at University of Reading, Agriculture Building, Whiteknights Campus, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 7BE from 19:30 – 21:00.
14 March – ‘The dangers of solar radiation – and what to do about it’ will be presented by Dr Lesley Rushton and IOSH Vice-President Tim Eldridge at the IOSH Bristol and West Branch event, at BAWA Club, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG from 08:00 – 10:00.
16-17 September – IOSH 2019, our annual international conference returns to the ICC Birmingham for a third year. Follow @iosh_conference for announcements and watch our IOSH 2018 highlights film to see what happened last year.
Dates for your diary
Help highlight occupational cancer risks on these ‘awareness-raising’ days and weeks.
4 February – World Cancer Day takes a positive, proactive approach to the fight against cancer and brings together countries across the globe to mark the day with events and activities. Use our campaign materials that have been translated into different languages and resources to help you communicate the campaign in your newsletter and via social media.
1-7 April – Global Asbestos Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of asbestos and prevent exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn and take action. Use our asbestos resources to help spread the word.
28 April – World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on promoting safety and health in a green economy this year. On the same date, Workers’ Memorial Day highlights the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill-health and promotes campaigns and union organisation in the fight for improvements in workplace safety. Encourage your contacts to make a commitment to tackling occupational cancer by signing-up to the NTTL pledge.
6-12 May – Sun Awareness Week encourages people to regularly self-examine for signs of skin cancer, teaches them about the dangers of sunburn and excessive tanning, and discourages using sunbeds, in light of the associated risks of skin cancer. Help highlight the issue by downloading our solar radiation resources.
6 July – Action Mesothelioma Day was set up to raise awareness of, and pay tribute to, people suffering with asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma. Each year, hundreds of people gather in cities across the UK to raise awareness of mesothelioma, to call for better treatment and care for people living with the disease and for prevention of exposure to asbestos. Use our asbestos resources to help spread the word.
15-19 July – Farm Safety Week is an industry wide focus on safety, and how things can change in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Agriculture and rural industries are at risk from solar radiation exposure when working outdoors. Raise awareness by using our solar radiation resources.
1 August – World Lung Cancer Day commemorates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. Download our asbestos, silica and diesel engine exhaust emission resources to help raise awareness and prevent work-related lung cancer.
21 – 25 October – European Week for Safety and Health at Work is organised by EU-OSHA. This year, organisations across Europe will highlight its current campaign ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances’. To find out more visit www.healthy-workplaces.eu
3 November – No Time to Lose campaign’s fifth anniversary. We’ll be promoting the campaign achievements through our communications channels and encouraging our supporters and pledge signatories to share case studies on how they have been tackling occupational cancer. Take a look at some of the case studies we have already developed.