No Time to Lose backed by 400th organisation

Ampak Nigeria Limited is the 400th organisation to support IOSH’s No Time to Lose (NTTL) campaign which aims to tackle occupational cancer globally.

This Nigerian consultancy company employs 35 people and provides services for clients in the environment, occupational safety and health, energy and real estate sectors.

Ampak Nigeria Limited has also signed-up to the NTTL pledge – a six-step plan to manage carcinogenic exposures at work. It plans to tackle important carcinogens in Nigeria such as asbestos, diesel fumes, silica dust, polychlorinated biphenyls and sulphur hexafluoride.

The company will host seminars and roundtable discussions with its clients on occupational cancer and carcinogens relevant to their operations. It will provide detailed evaluation and recommendations on how their workers can be effectively protected.

To help raise awareness of occupational cancer, it will publish videos and articles, insert flyers into newsletters, join global awareness campaign such as Global Asbestos Awareness Week and host webinars to educate the general public.

Oluwakemi Ajakaiye, Executive Director at Ampak Nigeria Limited (pictured above), said:

“Our decision to support the No Time to Lose campaign stemmed out of our desire to lend our voice to raising awareness of occupational cancer as well as supporting the laudable work that IOSH is doing through the campaign.

“Ampak Nigeria Limited is committed to utilizing available platforms and combine forces to wage war against the menace that is occupational cancer.”

IOSH Vice-President Kayode Fowode launched the No Time to Lose campaign in partnership with the Lagos State Safety Commission at the IOSH West Africa Conference on 22 January.

In Africa, cancer caused by work claims the lives of an estimated 46,500 people a year. The launch focused on two main occupational cancer challenges in Nigeria – asbestos and diesel fumes. At the event, free practical resources to help businesses manage exposure and keep workers safe and healthy were provided to delegates.

IOSH Vice-President Kayode Fowode said:

“I’m delighted that Ampak Nigeria Limited is the 400th supporter of our No Time to Lose campaign. It’s fantastic to hear their plans on how they will be tackling carcinogens in the region.

“The campaign is backed by forward thinking organisations around the world, but we mustn’t be complacent. Let’s encourage organisations in our networks and supply chains to support the campaign and build our community which is working so hard to beat occupational cancer – there is really No Time to Lose.”

For more information on how to support IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign, visit the website: https://www.notimetolose.org.uk/get-involved/

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