Archives For: 2016
An Ontario Cancer Fact describing the health effects of shiftwork and interventions that may help minimize the risks.
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.
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.
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.
Public Services and Procurement Canada has banned the use of asbestos in construction and renovation of federal buildings under its jurisdiction.
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.”
Article by Tavia Grant, The Globe and Mail
Enhancing sun safety in Canadian workplaces
Seven industrial chemicals were evaluated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in February 2016.
CBC News reports that Manitoba will begin testing nail salons for formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals.