100 leading businesses pledge to prevent occupational cancer
- Date: Thursday 13th April 2017
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A high-profile campaign in the fight to tackle work-related cancers reached a major milestone today with the 100th organisation signing up and pledging its support.
Launched in November 2014, IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign is raising awareness of occupational cancer around the world, and helping businesses take action and protect their workforces by providing free, practical resources.
Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd is the 100 organisation to commit to the No Time to Lose pledge, a six-step plan to capture key actions each organisation is planning to take, or is already taking, to manage carcinogenic exposures in the workplace.
Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd is based in the UK and Ireland, employs 200 people and has an annual turnover in excess of 90 million Euros.
Recent signatories also include VS Rail, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, McLaren Construction Ltd, and Mapeley Estates Limited, where IOSH President Graham Parker is employed as Head of Health and Safety.
Mr Parker said: “Occupational cancer is preventable and it’s excellent to see so many companies pledging to demonstrate their commitment. Mapeley Estates Limited is proud to support No Time to Lose, which has helped us to develop management controls and systems.”
No Time to Lose was shortlisted last week in the healthcare category of the CIPR Excellence Awards, a top public relations award scheme.