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NSCA Foundation brings the No Time to Lose campaign to Australia

Thursday, 18 July, 2019

NSCA Foundation brings the No Time to Lose campaign to Australia

The National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) Foundation is supporting the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) No Time to Lose campaign to tackle occupational cancer.

NSCA Foundation aims to inspire, educate, inform and engage Australian businesses in staying up to date with best practice in health and safety at work. As part of its mission, it recently signed up to support the No Time to Lose (NTTL) campaign run by IOSH.

NTTL raises awareness of cancers caused by work and helps businesses take action by providing free practical resources.

NSCA Foundation Chairman Bernie Doyle said: “We intend to use our magazine, newsletters, events and annual safety conference and Awards of Excellence to promote the NTTL program.

“To support these actions, we will, in conjunction with the President of IOSH, Professor Vincent Ho, launch new co-branded campaign resources at our Safety Conference in Melbourne at the end of August.

“All of this will target raising awareness of this dreadful disease and its causes.”

IOSH President Prof Vincent Ho said: “Cancer caused by work claims at least 742,000 lives a year worldwide. The biggest cause of occupational cancer is asbestos, killing over 100,000 people every year globally. Australia has the second-highest number of mesothelioma cases in the world.

“Other serious carcinogens include silica dust, solar radiation and diesel engine exhaust emissions. These cancers are all preventable and No Time to Lose provides materials to help managers and workers prevent exposure to carcinogens at work.

“We are delighted the NSCA Foundation is supporting our campaign and look forward to working with them to spread the word in Australia.”

Prof. Ho is President of IOSH, the world's biggest professional health and safety membership organisation. Image credit: ©IOSH

To find out more about IOSH’s NTTL campaign and how to get involved, visit this webpage.

For a larger version of the infographic, click here.

NSCA Foundation is a member based, non-profit organisation working together with members to improve workplace health and safety throughout Australia. For more information and membership details click here
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