IOSH Singapore representatives join WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series Lunchtime talk

13 January 2015

WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series

On 27 December IOSH representatives Lim Ping and Seah Sok Hwee joined more than 130 industrial representatives in the WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series Lunchtime talk on “Occupational and environment risk factors for cancer and the way forward”.

WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series

Dr. Kurt Straif, who heads the Monographs section of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organisation. He provided the participants with an overview of the work of the IARC in evaluating occupational and environmental risk factors for cancer and the evidence for some of the carcinogens. He was followed by Dr. Lesley Rushton, Reader in Occupational Epidemiology at Imperial College London. She presented the key results from a study which estimated the current and future burden of occupational cancers in Britain and proposed strategies to reduce the future burden. It is estimated by 2025, 19.3 million new cases of occupational cancer will surface as compared to 14.1 million in 2012. It is alarming to learn that 5.3% of cancer are potentially work related.

WSH Institute Visiting Expert Series

 

IOSH shared with No Time to Lose Campaign Material and was well received by the various industrial stakeholders. 

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