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IOSH launches occupational cancer campaign

IOSH has launched a two-year campaign to tackle the problem of occupational cancer. How might this affect your business?

New campaign. Following a period of research carried out by Dr Lesley Rushton, IOSH has launched a new two-year campaign to battle the problem of occupational cancer. It has been recognised that over 666,000 people die from this each year; this campaign is focused on raising awareness, suggesting solutions and offering information to companies to help them tackle the challenges. A number of different guidance leaflets and information have been produced to help employers communicate the information effectively to employees. In addition, several large organisations within the construction industry have signed a pledge to take action against occupational cancer. The campaign focuses on the main carcinogens and targeted guidance will be released on a six-monthly cycle during the campaign. The first set of guidance available focuses on diesel exhaust emissions. More information can be found at http://www.notimetolose.org.uk/Free-resources.aspx.

Employers are urged to take advantage of the free resources available during this campaign. Due to the nature of occupational cancer, it may be some time before the success of the campaign is known, so it's important to get involved now to help prevent cancer occurring in future.

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