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  • McLaren Construction raises awareness of occupational cancer risks

    folder 13 September 2017
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    Contractors in the construction industry will be made aware of cancer caused by exposure to harmful substances at work during an awareness day being held on 14 September 2017.

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) will present its No Time to Lose campaign at McLaren Construction Ltd’s Contractors Awareness Day.

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  • New group dedicated to health and safety in financial services

    Mega phone 11 September 2017
    170907 Financial Services Group launch

    The leading professional body for health and safety has launched a new group dedicated to the financial services sector.

    Financial Services is the 18th sector-specific group of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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  • IOSH joins modern slavery campaign advisory group

    folder 08 September 2017
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    An advisory group set up to support a campaign to tackle modern slavery has met for the first time.

    IOSH is part of the group, which has been set up by Baroness Young of Hornsey to support her campaign, Let's Make It Work: The Alliance for Transparency in Supply Chains Reporting.

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  • Work-related cancer claims 742,000 lives a year

    Mega phone 04 September 2017
    Awareness of occupational cancers is being raised through IOSH's No Time to Lose campaign

    One person dies every 43 seconds from work-related cancer, shocking new global research has revealed.

    The terrible toll of occupational cancer was highlighted today, Monday 4 September, at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore.

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  • Safety experts call for ‘considerable step change’ in management of tower block fire risks, in joint statement on Grenfell review

    Mega phone 31 August 2017
    170714 Grenfell Tower

    Leading organisations in the field of health and safety issued a joint statement today in response to the publication of terms of reference for the independent review of building regulations and fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire.

    Yesterday, the Government published terms of reference for a review that will urgently assess the effectiveness of current building and fire regulations and related compliance and enforcement issues, with a focus on multi-occupancy high-rise residential buildings. This will include addressing whether the Government’s large-scale cladding system testing programme identified any potential systemic failures.

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