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No Time to Lose Asbestos

by IOSH - Institution of Occupational Safety and Health category: Health

“Asbestos claims over 100,000 lives a year. Together we can take action: there's No Time to Lose. Support us now. http://thndr.me/mbmmfZ

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This campaign ended on April 09, 2018 at 10AM

No Time to Lose Asbestos

Asbestos is the biggest occupational cancer killer, claiming at least 107,000 lives a year worldwide. In Britain alone around 5,000 people die from work-related asbestos exposure.

The risk from asbestos is considered to be so serious that 62 countries, including the UK and those in the European Union, have banned its use and have specific laws to protect workers and others who may be exposed to it.

However, asbestos is still used and imported into many countries, and there are still many thousands of tonnes of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in buildings, and in industrial plant and equipment, all over the world. Workers could be at risk from breathing in asbestos fibres.

The world’s Chartered body for safety and health professionals – The Institution of Occupational and Safety Health (IOSH) – will be launching the asbestos phase of its No Time to Lose campaign on 09 April 2018.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of occupational cancer contracted by exposure to asbestos and help businesses take action by providing free practical materials.

To find out more and to get involved visit www.notimetolose.org.uk.


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Cancer caused by work claims at least 742,000 lives a year worldwide. These deaths are all preventable. The biggest killer is asbestos. IOSH's No Time to Lose campaign gets the causes of occupational cancer understood by providing free resources and advice so businesses and people take practical action to save lives.

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