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Special OEH Seminar: Is diesel equipment in the workplace safe or not?

A special Occupational and Environmental Health seminar was held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Dr Roel Vermeulen presented.

Report Release: Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario

A report titled Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure was released on October 4, 2017. This report focuses on the most common carcinogens found in Ontario workplaces and their contribution to cancer.

The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma due to occupational and para-occupational asbestos exposure

Work-related asbestos exposure resulted in approximately $2.35 billion in costs for newly diagnosed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in 2011.

National Day of Mourning – April 28th

The National Day of Mourning honours workers who have lost their lives, been injured or suffered illness as a result of their work.

Government of Canada to ban asbestos

On December 15, 2016, the Government of Canada announced that it will move forward to ban asbestos and all asbestos-containing products by 2018.

IARC Monograph 117: Carcinogenicity of pentachlorophenol and some related compounds

Pentachlorophenol, an insecticide and wood preservative, was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).

Coffee doesn’t cause cancer, but these things might, according to the WHO

The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently downgraded the carcinogenicity of coffee to Group 3 (not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity in humans).

Sun safety at work on the farm

Sun Awareness Week was June 6th to 12th. Click here to read an article on the Sun Safety at Work Canada project.

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.