Manager’s advice

Managers need to ensure that health risks are prevented from occurring or have control measures in place and used to stop the adverse health effects from occurring. Control measures usually involve a combination of engineered systems (equipment) and safe systems of work (ways of working) to reduce exposure. The right combination is crucial. No measures, […]

Causes of cancer from the workplace

  The list below identifies some of the top causes in a workplace: Asbestos Although banned in many countries now, huge quantities still remain from original installation and pose risks when material is disturbed, for example during refurbishment, maintenance or demolition work.( Lung) Diesel engine exhaust emissions From vehicles to generators (Bladder, Lung) Respirable crystalline […]

Occupational Cancer

Occupational cancer is caused wholly or partly by exposure to a cancer causing agent (carcinogen) at work, or by a particular set of circumstances at work. Carcinogenic substances people are exposed to at work are one of the biggest causes of avoidable cancer in adults. In the UK alone, almost 14,000 new cases of cancer […]

Symptoms

Symptoms It can take many years for symptoms of cancer to be noticeable and these usually differ depending on the type of cancer. It’s not possible to list all the symptoms that could be caused by every type of cancer, but some common symptoms include: Fever General weakness Weight loss Loss of appetite Fatigue Anxiety […]

Occupational Cancer

Occupational cancer is caused wholly or partly by exposure to a cancer causing agent (carcinogen) at work, or by a particular set of circumstances at work. Carcinogenic substances people are exposed to at work are one of the biggest causes of avoidable cancer in adults. In the UK alone, almost 14,000 new cases of cancer […]

Occupational Cancer

Occupational cancer is caused wholly or partly by exposure to a cancer causing agent (carcinogen) at work, or by a particular set of circumstances at work. Carcinogenic substances people are exposed to at work are one of the biggest causes of avoidable cancer in adults. In the UK alone, almost 14,000 new cases of cancer […]