Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the parliamentary committee’s forensic investigation into the Fiskville training facility to address workplace safety.
CEO Todd Harper said we can reduce the burden of harm from occupational cancers through a nationally consistent workplace health and safety laws that more effectively prevent exposure to carcinogens, and a fairer legal system that compensates employees who contract cancer or other diseases through their employment.
Mr Harper has urged anyone concerned about cancer to call Cancer Council Victoria’s information and support line 13 11 20.
People who call can speak to one of our experienced cancer nurses who are available to provide information and link into appropriate support services.
It’s believed that every year in Australia anywhere between 2500 to 7600 new occupational cancer cases are caused by exposure to carcinogens in the workplace or environment.