Webinar: Preventing asbestos exposure risks

Global asbestos awareness week webinar

Webinar: Preventing asbestos exposure risks
  • Thu 4 Apr 2019 12:30 PM -
    Thu 4 Apr 2019 1:30 PM

  • Development course, Online events

  • This event is free to attend


This year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week (01-07 April 2019) aims to increase awareness of asbestos and prevent exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn, and take action. 

The week is organised by IOSH’s No Time to Lose (NTTL) campaign supporter the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) – the largest independent non-profit in the U.S dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, eliminating asbestos-related diseases, and protecting asbestos victims’ civil rights through education, advocacy, and community initiatives.

Asbestos is the biggest cause of occupational cancer, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives a year worldwide. In Britain alone, around 5,000 people die from work-related asbestos exposure.

These cancers are all preventable. NTTL provides free information on how to protect people from this deadly carcinogen.

IOSH is supporting ADAO during Global Asbestos Awareness Week and has organised this webinar to explain ways to prevent asbestos exposure risk.

Session format:

  • Introduction: Craig Foyle, Chair, and Immediate Past President of IOSH
  • About Global Asbestos Awareness Week and ways to limit asbestos exposure risks: Linda Reinstein, Founder, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
  • Assessing and preventing asbestos risks: principles that apply worldwide Jonathan Ford, Quality Manager - Asbestos, British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) 
  • The No Time to Lose Asbestos campaign: how we can all make a difference: Craig Foyle, Chair, IOSH

What's in it for you?

By joining the webinar, you’ll learn about:

• ‘Global Asbestos Awareness Week’ and ways to limit asbestos exposure risk
• what the ‘Duty’ to manage asbestos is and how this is enforced in the UK
• assessing and preventing asbestos exposure risks, and principles that apply worldwide
• how you can get involved in the No Time to Lose asbestos campaign and help make a difference.

What you need to know

This webinar is free to attend and you will need to register online in order to book onto the event. Once registered, you will be sent an email with all of the necessary details.

If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact Dimple Chauhan who will be able to assist.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinars take place using an online software programme called Zoom. It is important that you check that your computer/laptop is compatible with the software and that the relevant plugins and security firewalls permit access. Please check with your IT department to make sure you will be able to access the webinar properly.


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