Increasing our Influence &
Making a Difference
Mike Slater
President Elect 2013/14
Well that’s the environment
we’re working in.
Depressing isn’t it?
But what’s the true picture?
In 2012/13, there were
148 workers killed due to
accidents at work
About 8,000 cancer deaths
and 13,500 new cases of
cancer each year could be
due to work
“Current trends indicate that by
2060, there will be 13,000 deaths
from preventable occupational
cancers, if we do nothing...
There are currently
approximately 12,000 deaths
each year due to occupational
respiratory diseases
That’s 33 people per day
Annual deaths from work related respiratory disease are
equivalent to 30 Boeing 777’s full of passengers
And there’s another thing
we should consider
Accidents at work
Accidents at work

Work-related
respiratory disease
And there’s more.....
Every year, in all industries,
1.5 million workers suffer
from ill health caused or
made worse by work
“in the food and drink
industries ........ more
(civil)claims now result from
occupational ill health issues
than from saf...
HSE Research reports to be published by topic
60
50
40
Safety

30

Health
Major Hazards

20
10
0
2011/12

2012/13

2013/14...
“Current trends indicate that by
2060, there will be 13,000 deaths
from preventable occupational
cancers, if we do nothing...
“Current trends indicate that by
2060, there will be 13,000 deaths
from preventable occupational
cancers, if we do nothing...
So what are BOHS
doing about it?
Increase visibility
and influence of
BOHS
Ensure BOHS fully
supports a
representative on
major, relevant UK
and EU committ...
Increase visibility
and influence of
BOHS
Ensure BOHS fully
supports a
representative on
major, relevant UK
and EU committ...
Increase visibility
and influence of
BOHS
Ensure BOHS fully
supports a
representative on
major, relevant UK
and EU committ...
Increase visibility
and influence of
BOHS
Ensure BOHS fully
supports a
representative on
major, relevant UK
and EU committ...
Develop a strategy and clear
objectives for influencing
national policy to achieve
improvement in worker health
protection...
Develop a strategy and clear
objectives for influencing
national policy to achieve
improvement in worker health
protection...
Develop a strategy and clear
objectives for influencing
national policy to achieve
improvement in worker health
protection...
WHO do we need to
influence?

WHAT messages do
we need to promote?
HOW should we
promote them?
www.slideshare.net/mikeslater
mike@diamondenv.co.uk
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Presentation from BOHS President-Elect meetings. Outlines the extent of deaths in Great Britain from accidents at work and occupational ill-health and discusses how BOHS can respond to increase the Society's impact and influence

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  1. 1. Increasing our Influence & Making a Difference Mike Slater President Elect 2013/14
  2. 2. Well that’s the environment we’re working in. Depressing isn’t it? But what’s the true picture?
  3. 3. In 2012/13, there were 148 workers killed due to accidents at work
  4. 4. About 8,000 cancer deaths and 13,500 new cases of cancer each year could be due to work
  5. 5. “Current trends indicate that by 2060, there will be 13,000 deaths from preventable occupational cancers, if we do nothing” Lesley Rushton (BOHS Annual Conference 2013):
  6. 6. There are currently approximately 12,000 deaths each year due to occupational respiratory diseases
  7. 7. That’s 33 people per day
  8. 8. Annual deaths from work related respiratory disease are equivalent to 30 Boeing 777’s full of passengers
  9. 9. And there’s another thing we should consider
  10. 10. Accidents at work
  11. 11. Accidents at work Work-related respiratory disease
  12. 12. And there’s more.....
  13. 13. Every year, in all industries, 1.5 million workers suffer from ill health caused or made worse by work
  14. 14. “in the food and drink industries ........ more (civil)claims now result from occupational ill health issues than from safety issues “ Source: HSE publication - A recipe for safety: Occupational health and safety in food and drink manufacture
  15. 15. HSE Research reports to be published by topic 60 50 40 Safety 30 Health Major Hazards 20 10 0 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 Source: HSE Business Plan 2012–15 2014/5
  16. 16. “Current trends indicate that by 2060, there will be 13,000 deaths from preventable occupational cancers, if we do nothing” Lesley Rushton (BOHS Annual Conference 2013):
  17. 17. “Current trends indicate that by 2060, there will be 13,000 deaths from preventable occupational cancers, if we do nothing” Lesley Rushton (BOHS Annual Conference 2013):
  18. 18. So what are BOHS doing about it?
  19. 19. Increase visibility and influence of BOHS Ensure BOHS fully supports a representative on major, relevant UK and EU committees Obtain Chartered status for BOHS
  20. 20. Increase visibility and influence of BOHS Ensure BOHS fully supports a representative on major, relevant UK and EU committees Obtain Chartered status for BOHS
  21. 21. Increase visibility and influence of BOHS Ensure BOHS fully supports a representative on major, relevant UK and EU committees
  22. 22. Increase visibility and influence of BOHS Ensure BOHS fully supports a representative on major, relevant UK and EU committees Develop a strategy and clear objectives for influencing national policy to achieve improvement in worker health protection in the UK
  23. 23. Develop a strategy and clear objectives for influencing national policy to achieve improvement in worker health protection in the UK
  24. 24. Develop a strategy and clear objectives for influencing national policy to achieve improvement in worker health protection in the UK
  25. 25. Develop a strategy and clear objectives for influencing national policy to achieve improvement in worker health protection in the UK
  26. 26. WHO do we need to influence? WHAT messages do we need to promote? HOW should we promote them?
  27. 27. www.slideshare.net/mikeslater mike@diamondenv.co.uk

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