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Cancer Linked To Your Occupation

Cancer Linked To Your Occupation

There are over 40,000 people being diagnosed of cancer every year in Ireland.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer followed by prostrate, breast, bowel and lung caners.

While most cancer is notting to do with work, there are well-recognised causes for those that are linked with occupation. The most common causes of work-related cancers are:

Who is at risk from Asbestos related disease?

Everyone is at risk from this as the tiny particles are present in the air, water and soil. People who become ill are usually those who are exposed to it on a regular basis, a job where they work directly with the material or through substantial environmental contact.

How can you protect yourself from Asbestos related illness?

There are a series of regulations to help protect workers form risks related to exposure. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) plays a major role in enforcing these regulations.

Employers are responsible for their employees who are at risk and must take the following steps to ensure this:

For more information about asbestos, take our asbestos awareness certified online course.