Archives For: 2012


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Occupational cancer is the leading cause of work-related fatalities in Ontario

An Ontario Cancer Fact comparing the number of work-related fatalities due to occupational cancer versus traumatic injuries and disorders, based on the number of accepted compensation claims.

OCRC Report: Occupational exposure limits for carcinogens in Ontario workplaces: Opportunities to prevent and control exposure

OCRC has surveyed occupational exposure limits in Ontario and made recommendations for carcinogens that can have more rigorous limits.

OCRC Report: Workplace practices to address the health effects of shiftwork: OCRC and IWH stakeholder knowledge and needs survey results

OCRC and the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) completed a survey to determine stakeholder needs and current knowledge of interventions to reduce the health effects of shiftwork.

Pesticide use, immunologic conditions, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Canadian men in six provinces

Pahwa M, Harris SA, Hohenadel K, McLaughlin JR, Spinelli JJ, Pahwa P, Dosman JA, Blair A. International Journal of Cancer 2012; 131(11):2650-2659.

The Examination of Accepted Workplace Fatality Claims Within Ontario and Canada

This study examines patterns and trends of accepted workplace fatality claims in Ontario compared with Canada as a whole, with a specific emphasis on occupational cancer.

Sarnia could be a strong voice to prevent occupational cancers

Dr. Paul Demers spoke at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Breakfast in Sarnia, Ontario, to raise awareness of occupational cancer. As part of the trip, he also visited the Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers in Sarnia. His visit and the risks of occupational cancer, especially mesothelioma, were highlighted in Sarnia This Week on April …

CBC News highlights the risks of occupational cancer

CBC News has published a series of articles on occupational cancer. These articles discuss the risks of exposure to workplace carcinogens, current policies surrounding exposure and compensation, and what still needs to be done to improve health and safety on the job. Dr Paul Demers, Director of the OCRC, and Steering Committee member Anthony Miller …

Occupational exposure limits for carcinogens in Ontario workplaces: Opportunities to prevent and control exposure

Identifying opportunities for Ontario to improve its occupational exposure limits for carcinogens.

Analysis of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s MESU exposure database

Significance: Analyzing past exposure data can give us important information on which occupations and industries were overexposed in the past and may continue to be overexposed in the future, where there are gaps in our knowledge, and where intervention efforts should be targeted. Moreover, exposures that occurred 15 to 40 years ago are highly relevant …

The Toronto lung cancer case-control study and SYNERGY project

The goal of this project is to examine associations between multiple occupational exposures and smoking within a Toronto-based lung cancer case-control study, and to contribute data to an international pooled case-control study.

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