No Time to Lose presented at ‘Asbestos: The Truth’ industry conference

The UK’s largest annual event for asbestos management professionals in Birmingham this week attracted hundreds of delegates and top speakers from different facets of the sector.

IOSH Vice-President James Quinn gave the opening keynote speech on Protecting workplace health through effective risk management and prevention strategies, and Campaigns Communications Co-ordinator Jasmeen Daji exhibited resources for the asbestos phase of the No Time to Lose campaign, explaining to people how they could add their support.

Asbestos: The Truth was set up nine years ago by leading UK asbestos management company Lucion Services.

Those who attended ranged from specialists managing the risks of asbestos and handling its detection and removal to property managers, staff from local authorities, emergency service personnel, and representatives from construction, housing and property development companies, NHS Trusts, utility and energy providers, multinationals and universities.

This was an important opportunity to show how the No Time to Lose campaign works to support all those in the industry raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure and encourage good practice to reduce risk.

After James’s presentation, many people approached the IOSH No Time to Lose stand to find out more and offer their support.

“James Quinn’s speech struck a chord with many fellow professionals and OSH practitioners at Asbestos: The Truth, as well as people from other areas of work with an interest in managing asbestos risks responsibly,” said IOSH Campaigns Communications Co-ordinator Jasmeen Daji. “I was really pleased to be able to meet so many people who support our cause, potentially bringing our messages and resources to wider attention.”

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