In April 2017, we reported (here) that 100 private and public sector organisations had signed up and pledged to support an Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) campaign responsible for raising awareness of occupational cancer.
Last month, it was announced that support had tripled, as UK manufacturing firm, Klever Furniture, became the 300th organisation in support of ‘No Time To Lose’ (NTTL).[i]
IOSH President, Dr Vincent Ho, reacted to the tri-centennial achievement, as follows:
‘Reaching our 300th supporter is another significant milestone for the campaign, which goes from strength to strength. We know it is having an impact on the lives of people across the world’.
Symon Eyre, Managing Director of Klever Furniture, provided an explanation as to why the company was compelled to join the campaign:
‘As a small fledgling company, we are very busy on many fronts within the workplace. However, given the fact that the fabric of the building does include asbestos, I decided it would be good to support to the No Time to Lose campaign, and use this opportunity to review the campaign literature.
This coming year we need to check out what we need to do, and then implement the necessary procedures and/or improvements, to ensure we safeguard our employees and others now and into the future’.
Of the 300 supporting organisations, 116 have confirmed that risk assessments will be carried out and, where necessary, assured that action will be taken to prevent employee exposure to carcinogenic agents.
[i] ‘No Time to Lose backed by 300th organisation’ (30 January 2019 No Time To Lose) <https://www.notimetolose.org.uk/news-and-events/no-time-to-lose-backed-by-300th-organisation/> accessed 5 February 2019.