Archives For: 2011

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Exposure to pesticides and metal contaminants of fertilizer among tree planters

Gorman Ng M, Stjernberg E, Koehoorn M, Demers PA, Davies HW. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 2011; 55(7):752-763.

Work-time sun behaviours among Canadian outdoor workers: results from the 2006 National Sun Survey

Marrett, L.D., Pichora, E.C., Costa, M.L. Work-time sun behaviours among Canadian outdoor workers: results from the 2006 National Sun Survey. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2010; 101(4):I19-22. The objective of the study was to describe summer work-related sun behaviours among Canadian outdoor workers. Information on time in the sun and sun protection practices at work …

Occupational Cancer and the Research Program of the OCRC and CAREX Canada

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on October 18, 2011 as part of the Research Exchange Series at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga. This presentation outlines our current understanding of workplace carcinogens and the research priorities of the OCRC and CAREX Canada.

Occupational exposure to asbestos and ovarian cancer: a meta-analysis

Constanza Camargo M, Stayner LT, Straif K, Reina M, Al-Alem U, Demers PA, Landrigan PJ. Environmental Health Perspectives 2011; 119(9):1211-1217.

Sinonasal cancers in Ontario reflect smoking and occupational exposures

The OCRC has prepared an Ontario Cancer Fact on sinonasal cancer rates and risk factors.

Priority issues in occupational cancer research: Ontario stakeholder perspectives

Hohenadel K, Pichora E, Marrett L, Bukvic D, Brown J, Harris SA, Demers PA, Blair A. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada, 2011; 31(4):147-151

Job opportunities at the OCRC

The OCRC is looking for qualified applicants to fill the positions of junior research associate, research associate, senior research associate, and senior administrative assistant. For more information, and to apply, see the job postings below. Job posting – Junior Research Associate Job posting – Research Associate Job posting – Senior Research Associate Job posting – …

Incorporating Occupational Information in Electronic Health Records: Letter Report

The Committee on Occupational Information and Electronic Health Records, appointed by the Institute of Medicine at the request of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has recently investigated the feasibility of incorporating occupational information into electronic health records. The resulting report, including recommendations on how to achieve this goal, was published by …

OCRC researcher profiled by the Canadian Cancer Society

Dr. Shelley Harris was recently funded by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) to investigate the relationship between the risk of breast cancer in young women and occupational and environmental exposure to flame retardant chemicals. Dr. Harris’s research was profiled by CCS in October for breast cancer awareness month. To read more about the Canadian Cancer …

2012 Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting

The Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) aims to facilitate knowledge sharing between epidemiologists. The next annual meeting will be held on June 27-30, 2012, in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit the SER website.

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