A high-profile campaign to tackle the all too prevalent dangers of work-related cancer has reached a major milestone with the 100th organisation signing up and pledging its support.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) launched its No Time to Lose campaign in November 2014, and since then it has continued to gain strength. It aims to raise awareness of occupational cancer around the world, and to help businesses take action and protect their workforces.
Organisations that sign up to the campaign commit to the No Time to Lose pledge, which includes a six-step plan to capture key actions each organisation is planning to take, or is already taking, to manage carcinogenic exposures in the workplace.
“It’s estimated that cancer related to work causes about 666,000 deaths a year worldwide, and the biggest killer is asbestos,” explained Shelley Frost, IOSH Executive Director of Policy. “So it’s good timing, during Global Asbestos Awareness Week this week, that we can announce our 100th pledger for No Time to Lose.”
“Through the efforts of these outstanding businesses, almost half-a-million employees are now aware of carcinogens such as asbestos, diesel fumes, silica dust and solar radiation,” she said.
“It’s fantastic to see support for our campaign growing day by day, but there’s still more that needs to be done,” she added. “Next year we’ll be launching free resources to help businesses worldwide raise awareness of, and manage, the risks of exposure to asbestos. We believe by working together, we can beat occupational cancer.”
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