IOM supports a major new initiative on workplace cancer

07.02.2017

Exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) could cause around half a million deaths in Europe over the next 60 years if nothing further is done to protect workers

We believe that urgent steps are needed by industry to control RCS exposures to the lowest levels feasible. To this end we have been working with a new cross-industry group on an agreed plan of action that will pool the knowledge and resources of some of the key organisations involved in managing the risks of RCS, with the aim of achieving three principal objectives: 

1. To work together to reduce exposure to RCS through effective monitoring and management of dust

2. To increase awareness and understanding of the potential health risks associated with exposure to RCS in order to change attitudes and behaviours 

3. To share good practice on the management of RCS across industry sectors

Further information is contained in the document published by IOSH as part of their No Time To Lose campaign. 

February 4th is World Cancer Day. It is time to make a difference and work together with others to make a safer healthier work environment.

If you need any advice about RCS or how you can better control the risks in your workplace then contact Sheila Groat (sheila.groat@iom-world.org) on 0131 449 8064.

  • IOMworld Posted: 6 days ago
    Protect your workers from exposure to lead in paint during renovations or removal work. Our experts can analyse pa… https://t.co/LL32XdngNB
  • IOMworld Posted: 10 days ago
    RT @COResearchTrust: Our latest #blog from Dr James Hanlon @IOMworld, Bruce Allen, CEO @hetas_uk and @WoodsureFuel talking about the issues…
  • IOMworld Posted: 11 days ago
    Overexposure to heavy metals can cause serious health problems, including some cancers, kidney damage & very high e… https://t.co/HP8d7G2cJQ
  • IOMworld Posted: 13 days ago
    Join us at the International Exposome conference on 'A human exposome approach on industrial contaminated sites and… https://t.co/59BVmy4Rjt
  • IOMworld Posted: 14 days ago
    Join us at the annual Asbestos Virtual Conference on 17 and 18 November. The event will be dealing with scientific… https://t.co/bUuibmQ4nL
  • IOMworld Posted: 21 days ago
    Don’t forget to visit us at stand 12 at the OH2021 Sustainable Workplace Health Conference between this week. Lear… https://t.co/8iENSuB2gK
  • IOMworld Posted: 25 days ago
    Are there toxic levels of Formaldehyde in your air? Our experts can help you with monitoring exposure measurements… https://t.co/fpyESDPVRT
  • IOMworld Posted: 27 days ago
    IOM is delighted to be sponsoring the 2021 Asbestos Virtual Conference on 17 & 18 November. The event will be deali… https://t.co/BVzfwMlj0z
  • IOMworld Posted: one month ago
    Visit us at the OH2021 Sustainable Workplace Health Conference, 8th to 11th November 2021 at stand 12. Learn how IO… https://t.co/58adLmeftG
  • IOMworld Posted: one month ago
    Safeguard your welders from the dangers of working with welding fumes. IOM offers a fast & reliable service to help… https://t.co/nFqA7jQNrA