The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) ‘No Time to Lose’ campaign has been declared as a ‘good practice solution’ to combatting occupational cancer on the ‘Roadmap on Carcinogens’ initiative.
Developed as a voluntary action scheme aiming to deliver good practice between businesses across the continent to decrease exposure to ‘cancer-causing substances’ in the workplace, the Roadmap was created by six European organisations: BusinessEurope; the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection; the European Commission; the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work; the European Trade Union Confederation; and the Netherlands Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
All parties involved have signed a covenant to keep the prevention of work-related cancer a priority until the year 2019.
Focal Point manager of the Netherlands, TNO, Jos de Lange commented: “IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign is of tremendous value to the Roadmap on Carcinogens – it offers various solutions that are both well-founded and practical to apply in everyday workplaces, including an international action plan, free materials to raise awareness about occupational cancer, and the option for workers and employers to consult an expert. With this campaign, there is no excuse not to become active.”
According to research, it is predicted that more than 100,000 European workers die every year as a result of exposure to carcinogens at work.
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