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 diesel exhaust.

 On March 31, 2016, CAREX Canada hosted a similar event in BC; conference materials and a report from that event are available here.

The Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada study is funded by a grant from the Canadian Cancer Society.

Conference Materials

Presentations

Session I: Preventing Occupational Cancer

Session II: Asbestos
Alec Farquhar – Banning asbestos in Canada

Session III: Diesel Engine Exhaust

Session IV: Radon

Session V: Future Priorities and Challenges for Prevention

Meeting Report

Preventing the Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada Report – this report summarizes some preliminary findings and highlights major themes that arose from the discussions during the meeting.