Workplace cancer campaign the subject of branch meeting

Delegates at a meeting of IOSH’s Yorkshire branch will be able to find out how they can support an occupational cancer campaign.

11 February 2015

Phil Bates, Senior Policy and Technical Adviser at IOSH, will give a talk about the No Time to Lose campaign at the event on Thursday 12 February.

The branch is the latest to allow members and other interested parties to find out about the campaign at one of its meetings.

Lee Patterson, Vice-Chair of the branch, hopes people who attend will be inspired to support the drive and even make a pledge to take action.

IOSH launched the campaign late last year to cut the number of deaths from work-related cancer. It came after research revealed that 666,000 people a year die from cancer caused by work worldwide – one death every 47 seconds.

Mr Patterson said: “The branch meeting will allow delegates to discover more about the IOSH campaign and hopefully lend their support to it.

“While heavy industries have brought a lot of employment within Yorkshire over the years, it is likely that it has had some devastating consequences for some families, with some people contracting cancer as a result of their work.

“That is why it is so important we take action. Occupational cancer is avoidable and we want to prevent families from the heartbreak of losing loved ones to this awful disease.”

The meeting is being held at between 1.30pm and 3.30pm at the Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel in Badsworth, Pontefract.

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