A note of caution for our Tradies
It is estimated that approximately 6.5 percent of new cancer cases diagnosed in Australia every year are caused by workplace risk factors. This amounts to around 5000 workplace cancers every year. Tradies are among those who are most likely to be exposed to carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) while at work.
According to the Australian Cancer Council, diesel engine exhaust emissions are the second most common cancer-causing agent (carcinogen) affecting workers in this country – only behind ultraviolet radiation exposure. This therefore makes it the most common cancer-causing agent in the underground working environment.
The Council’s research suggests millions of Australian workers are exposed to diesel particulate matter (DPM) every year, increasing their risk of developing health problems, including various cancers and heart attacks.
Australian DPM specialist, Pinssar, says you can’t manage what you don’t monitor. Understanding what you are dealing with and how to reliably monitor diesel emissions can go a long way to protecting millions of Australian workers.
To read the full article written by the Australian Cancer Council, click here.
To learn how Pinssar is helping protect workers around the world, contact us.