Archives For: 2015


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IWH Systematic Review Workshop

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is offering a Systematic Review Workshop on November 25-27, 2015. The workshop is designed to teach participants how to plan, conduct, and communicate the results of a systematic review. The deadline to register for this event is November 11, 2015. For more information, and to register, visit the …

3rd International Conference on UV & Skin Cancer Prevention

The 3rd International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention will be held on December 7-11, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. The conference will focus on prevention methods to reduce the human and economic burden of skin cancer. The Occupational Cancer Research Centre will be presenting on the Sun Safety at Work Canada project, which aims to develop …

Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2015-2016

The Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) seminar series is supported by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease. Presentations from the 2015-2016 seminars are below. For upcoming seminars, please visit our events page.   The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is …

From Awareness to Action: The Community of Sarnia Mobilizes to Protect its Workers from Occupational Disease

Kramer DM, McMillan K, Gross E, Bradley M, Holness DL. New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy 2015;25(3):377-410.

Sun Safety at Work Canada: a multiple case-study protocol to develop sun safety and heat protection programs and policies for outdoor workers

Kramer DM, Tenkate T, Strahlendorf P, Kushner R, Gardner A, Holness DL. Implementation Science 2015;10:97.

A new air quality monitoring system available for Toronto throughout Pan Am Games

AirSENCE was developed by researchers at the University of Toronto to monitor air pollution.

Health Canada revises its position on the health risks of asbestos

An article in the Globe and Mail highlights the changes to Health Canada’s position on asbestos.

IARC evaluates the carcinogenicity of lindane, DDT, and 2,4-D

Lindane was classified as a Group 1 carcinogen. The evaluation of these three pesticides will be published in Volume 113 of the IARC Monographs.

Preventing the Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada

The OCRC hosted a stakeholder meeting on preventing the burden of occupational cancer in Canada on November 5, 2015. The focus of the meeting was on preliminary findings from the Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada study, and how the results can be used in prevention initiatives. It provided an overview of the study’s early results, focusing on asbestos, radon and …

Poster: Sun Safety at Work Canada

Poster presented at the Partners in Prevention 2015 Health & Safety Conference and Trade Show on April 28-29, 2015. The poster describes the Sun Safety at Work Canada project, including the project design, conceptual and theoretical frameworks, and heat and sun safety intervention strategy. The objective of the project is to develop nationally-applicable heat and …

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