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  • “We must ensure there is never another Rana Plaza”

    Mega phone 24 April 2018
    factory floor cropped

    On the fifth anniversary of a Bangladeshi factory collapse which killed and injured thousands of people, the President of the leading global health and safety body calls on organisations to continue to strive to protect workers.

    The Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka collapsed on 24 April 2013, killing 1,134 workers and leaving about 2,500 with injuries, many of them life-changing.

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  • Cathy Newman returns to chair IOSH 2018

    Mega phone 17 April 2018
    180417 Cathy Newman

    Cathy Newman is returning to chair IOSH’s annual conference for a second successive year.

    After excellent feedback from delegates at last year’s conference, the respected journalist and TV presenter will chair IOSH 2018.

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  • Safer and healthier ways of working take root in UAE

    Mega phone 16 April 2018
    UAE conference

    Increasing commitments to protect Emirati workers are driving rapid growth in the UAE for the world’s leading professional health and safety body.

    The UAE branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has doubled in size in the past two years – with membership doubling to over 1,700.

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  • Time to fight “despicable disease head-on”

    folder 11 April 2018
    180410 NTTL asbestos launch

    Mesothelioma is a “despicable disease” but there is an opportunity to “fight it head-on”, delegates at the launch of the fourth phase of IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign heard.

    Key stakeholders and industry professionals came together to hear how the Institution plans to raise awareness of the risks of exposure to asbestos – the most deadly carcinogen – in workplaces.

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  • “Uncertainty and ignorance” risks more asbestos deaths

    Mega phone 09 April 2018
    180406 Asbestos removal

    Nearly one in four UK construction workers believe they may have been exposed to asbestos fibres, placing them at higher risk of contracting terminal cancers later in life.

    And with potentially half a million buildings containing this lethal mineral, employees across many sectors risk being exposed every day – continuing the trend of Britons having the world’s highest chances of dying from mesothelioma, the deadliest asbestos-related cancer.

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