World Cancer Day – 4th February 2023
Matthew Pinto-Chilcott, Owner of Consensus HR comments: “Did you know that this Saturday the 4th February 2023 is World Cancer Day? This is something I did not know and this interesting article from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) explains how it is estimated that 12,000 people die from work related lung diseases which are linked to exposure during their working lifes, including cancer! The HSE has along with all other areas of Health & Safety, some great tools for businesses to use to ensure their teams duty of care is at the forefront at all times.”
HSE ARTICLE: – World Cancer Day – a reminder of the risks to lungs from work activities
Saturday 4 February is World Cancer Day, the international awareness day to help educate people and encourage them to work together to reduce preventable cancer deaths.
If you work with certain dusts, gases, fumes and vapours in the workplace, it’s important that you understand the risks and protect workers’ health by using effective control measures. Employers have a legal responsibility to protect their workers’ from ill health.
The HSE website has guidance for a range of workplaces to prevent work-related lung diseases.
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