Archives For: 2013


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Did you have an impact? A theory-based method for planning and evaluating knowledge-transfer and exchange activities in occupational health & safety

Kramer DM, Wells RP, Carlan N, Aversa T, Bigelow P, Dixon S, McMillan K. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics 2013;19(1)41-62.

AGRICOH: A consortium of agricultural cohorts

Leon ME, Beane Freeman L, Douwes J, Hoppin J, Kromhout H, Lebailly P, Nordby KC, Schenker M, Schüz J, Waring S, Alavanja M, Annesi-Maessano A, Baldi I, Dalvie A, Ferro G, Fervers B, Langseth H, London L, Lynch C, McLaughlin J, Merchant J, Pahwa P, Sigsgaard T, Stayner L, Wesseling C, Yoo K, Zahm S, …

Soft-tissue sarcoma and pesticides exposure in men: Results of a Canadian case-control study

Pahwa P, Karunanayake CP, Dosman JA, Spinelli JJ, McLaughlin JR, Cross-Canada Group. Soft-tissue sarcoma and pesticides exposure in men: Results of a Canadian case-control study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011;53(11):1279-1286.   OBJECTIVES: The objective was to investigate the putative associations of specific pesticides with soft-tissue sarcoma (STS). METHODS: A Canadian population-based case-control study …

Shiftwork trends and risk of work injury among Canadian workers

Wong I, Demers PA, McLeod C. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 2011;37(1):54-61.

Cohorts and consortia conference: a summary report (Banff, Canada, June 17-19, 2009)

Boffetta P, et al. Cancer Causes and Control 2011;22(3):463-468.

Putting carcinogens into context: understanding the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s ratings

An Ontario Cancer Fact that describes how the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies carcinogens.

IARC Monographs Volume 102: Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. The Working Group classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). Lancet Oncology summary IARC Monographs 102: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields  More information on how IARC classifies carcinogens and the …

April 28th – National Day of Mourning and World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The International Labour Organization (ILO) holds the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28 to promote the prevention of workplace accidents, injuries, and disease. The theme for 2013 is “The Prevention of Occupational Diseases.” To read more about the ILO World Day for Safety and Health at Work, click here. In …

Video: IARC and the classification of carcinogens

In February 2012 the Occupational Cancer Research Centre hosted a workshop on the classification of carcinogens. The workshop described how the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) evaluates an agent’s carcinogenicity to humans, using shiftwork as an example. Below is a seven part video module based on the information discussed in the workshop. The …

Manuscript, abstracts, and grant accepted…

In the past few weeks there has been some good news related to the Cross-Canada Study of Pesticides and Health: The manuscript entitled, “Multiple pesticide exposures and the risk of multiple myeloma in Canadian men” has been accepted by the International Journal of Cancer. Linda Kachuri led this analysis at the Occupational Cancer Research Centre …

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