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HSE occupational disease event takes place

18th March 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has held an occupational disease sharing event, which aims to give people the chance to discuss the issue and discuss solutions.

It took place on March 14th and allowed delegates to look at effective ways of decreasing the number of work-related cancer and respiratory diseases, with roughly 450,000 new cases reported every year.

HSE chair, Judith Hackitt, said: "The scale of the challenge and some of the complicating factors can make the challenge of addressing occupational disease seem daunting, but there are some examples of activities that have made a real difference.

"It takes a variety of interventions from supply chain working to improving equipment [and] new guidance to raise awareness and change working methods."

Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor from the Imperial College also appeared and addressed delegates from The Continuing Challenge of Occupational Diseases before leading sessions.

These sessions aim to lead a post-event paper, which will advise ways to combat the issue.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801557888-ADNFCR


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