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  • Call for businesses to prevent work-related lung cancer

    Mega phone 31 July 2018
    180731 World Lung Cancer Day

    Businesses are today urged to save lives by accessing free practical resources to reduce the terrible toll of work-related lung cancer.

    A staggering 260,000 people die annually from lung, trachea and bronchus cancers caused by carcinogenic exposures at work.

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  • Dame Judith Hackitt to share review findings at IOSH 2018

    Mega phone 20 July 2018
    170731 Judith Hackitt

    Dame Judith Hackitt will explore the findings of her review into building regulations and fire safety at IOSH 2018.

    The findings, published in May, included key recommendations such as having clearer relevant regulation, guidance and enforcement and improved fire-safety competence for all involved.

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  • Employers must deliver proactive age management – IOSH

    Mega phone 17 July 2018
    B and Q worker

    Older workers are “a valuable resource” who make “a positive contribution” to businesses, the chartered body for safety and health professionals said today in response to a new report which suggests over-50s are being discriminated against.

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is calling on employers to deliver proactive age management, including better designed work and workplace adjustment; training, retraining and redeployment; flexible working; and phased retirement.

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  • Farm safety experts pledge to halve accidental deaths

    Mega phone 16 July 2018
    170724 Farm Safety Week

    Farming is a dangerous occupation, but British and Irish rural industries workers are alert to this and will use Farm Safety Week 2018 to show how work practices are improving.

    The Rural Industries Group (RIG) for IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, is adding its support for the fifth year running, saying to members and their clients “make a Farm Safety Week pledge” and show ways to be safer and healthier.

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  • Leicester-based charities fight deadly asbestos cancers

    Mega phone 06 July 2018
    180706 Action Meso Day

    A “devastating industrial tragedy” that links two Leicester-based organisations will bring them together on Action Mesothelioma Day 2018 at the city’s cathedral on Friday 6 July.

    At Leicester Cathedral, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) will be supporting Mesothelioma UK’s annual Action Mesothelioma Day event where patients, carers, families and local dignitaries will meet for a service of remembrance and hope, to commemorate the thousands of lives lost to asbestos-related cancer.

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