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Help highlight occupational cancer risks on these ‘awareness-raising’ days and weeks.

04 FebruaryWorld 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.

01-07 AprilGlobal 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.

04-10 MaySun Awareness Week encourages people to self-examine regularly 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.

03 JulyAction 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.

01 AugustWorld Lung Cancer Day commemorates and supports those affected by lung cancer. Download our asbestos, silica and diesel engine exhaust emission resources to help raise awareness and prevent work-related lung cancer.

19 – 25 OctoberEuropean Week for Safety and Health at Work is organised by EU-OSHA. To find out more visit

03 NovemberNo Time to Lose campaign’s seventh 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.