Preventing occupational cancer
Take action to protect your people
742,00 people die every year worldwide from occupational cancers. These are caused by exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. They harm families and communities and cause unnecessary loss of people, skills and experience from the workforce. We can help you and your organisation understand the causes of occupational cancer and how to manage the risks.
Asbestos exists in millions of buildings worldwide and poses a severe threat to people’s health when not managed properly. Workers can breathe in the fibres, which can become stuck in the lungs. Over time, this can cause serious illnesses, including fatal cancers.
Find out more about asbestos, where it’s found and how to manage the risks.
Anyone working at a construction site or quarry will be exposed to dust from wood or stone. They can breathe in this dust, known as silica. Find out why this is harmful, along with advice on how to manage exposure.
Anyone who works outside may be concerned about the effects of sun on their skin. We call this solar radiation. Find out why it’s harmful, along with advice on what precautions to take.
Anyone who works with or around diesel-powered equipment or vehicles may be concerned about fumes, which are known as diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEEs). Find out what they are, why they’re harmful and how to reduce exposure.
Qualifications and courses
Learn how to protect your workers
Our awareness courses help you solve health and safety problems in the workplace using practical and effective tools, processes and knowledge.