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National Day of Mourning - April 28th

April 27, 2017 - 1:34 pm

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

December 15, 2016 - 9:20 am

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

October 24, 2016 - 10:37 am

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

OCRC designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

August 8, 2016 - 10:11 am

In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) as a Collaborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Cancer. This designation is the result of a long-standing partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which serves as the...

2016 Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference

July 27, 2016 - 3:33 pm

The 2016 CARWH Conference will be held on October 16-18 at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto.

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

June 23, 2016 - 3:28 pm

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

June 13, 2016 - 10:58 am

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

CAREX Canada hosts Burden of Occupational Cancer Symposium in BC

May 26, 2016 - 11:40 am

An event report and fact sheets are now available.

Canada 'moving forward' on asbestos ban, Justin Trudeau says

May 11, 2016 - 10:01 am

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

April 29, 2016 - 2:36 pm

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.