Archives For: 2016


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Shiftwork, breast cancer and health: interventions to reduce the risks

An Ontario Cancer Fact describing the health effects of shiftwork and interventions that may help minimize the risks.

Canada ‘moving forward’ on asbestos ban, Justin Trudeau says

On May 10, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government has made a commitment to move forward on an asbestos ban in Canada.

Momentum grows for a national ban on asbestos

On April 28th, the Day of Mourning, many groups across the country called on the government to introduce a total ban on asbestos in Canada.

National Day of Mourning

Each year on April 28th, Canadians honour the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illnesses as a result of occupational incidents and exposures.

Asbestos banned in new construction, renovations of federal buildings

Public Services and Procurement Canada has banned the use of asbestos in construction and renovation of federal buildings under its jurisdiction.

OCRC Report: Preventing the Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada: Stakeholder Meeting Summary

This report highlights major themes that arose from discussions at the November 5, 2015 stakeholder meeting on “Preventing the Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada.”

Pressure mounts on Ottawa to join wide ban on asbestos

Article by Tavia Grant, The Globe and Mail

Sun Safety at Work Canada

Enhancing sun safety in Canadian workplaces

IARC Monograph Volume 115: Some Industrial Chemicals

Seven industrial chemicals were evaluated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in February 2016.

Cancer causing chemicals prompt province-wide testing of nail salons

CBC News reports that Manitoba will begin testing nail salons for formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals.

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