Working together to beat occupational cancer


The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is supporting the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) global campaign to tackle occupational cancer – ‘No Time to Lose’.

Worldwide, work-related cancer claims at least 742,000 lives a year – that’s more than one death a minute. These cancers are caused by exposure to carcinogens including asbestos, silica dust, solar radiation and diesel engine exhaust emissions.

No Time to Lose (NTTL) aims to get carcinogenic exposure issues more widely understood and help businesses take action. The campaign is working to:

• raise awareness of a significant health issue facing employees

• offer businesses free practical, original materials to help them deliver effective prevention programmes

• secure commitments from organisations to improve preventative measures.

To help raise awareness of occupational cancer and support No Time to Lose, we have co-branded the following NTTL Asbestos resources.



Which highlights the health risks of asbestos exposure.

Factsheet for managers

Which explains where asbestos can be found and how to develop a strategy to prevent exposure.

Leaflet for workers

Which explains what your employer should do and what you should do to prevent asbestos exposure.

Pocket card for workers

Which explains what to do if you think you have or may be about to disturb asbestos-containing materials.

Find out more about the campaign at and follow @_NTTL on Twitter.