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Burden study highlighted by the Canadian Cancer Society, Québec Division

January 02, 2014 - 10:24 am

The Canadian Cancer Society, Québec Division (La Sociéte Canadienne du Cancer – Division du Québec) has highlighted the OCRC’s study on the burden of occupational cancer in the December 2013 issue of their newsletter. The article, titled “Quand le travail rend malade,” discusses the goals of the project, which is funded by a four-year, $1 million …

Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Integrated Health and Safety Strategy

December 17, 2013 - 9:55 am

Ontario’s first integrated workplace health and safety strategy was published on December 16, 2013.

IARC classifies outdoor air pollution as a human carcinogen

October 17, 2013 - 11:44 am

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialized agency of the World Health Organization, has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). Particulate matter, a component of air pollution, was also classified as a Group 1 carcinogen. Both were classified based on an increased risk of lung cancer with increasing …

Building capacity: IDRC grant awarded for international partnership

October 16, 2013 - 3:53 pm

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) is a collaborator on a new project applying Canadian expertise in occupational exposure surveillance to research in Latin America and the Caribbean. Funded by the International Development Research Centre’s Canadian Partnerships Program, with additional contributions from project partners, the initiative will see OCRC join hands with CAREX Canada, the …

October is Healthy Workplace Month

October 09, 2013 - 4:34 pm

October is Canada’s Health Workplace Month. Each week features different aspects of workplace health, including safety, supportive culture, healthy bodies, and fun at home and work. For more information, visit the Healthy Workplace Month website.

Skin Cancer Prevention Act passed

October 09, 2013 - 4:26 pm

On October 9, 2013, Bill 30 was passed as the Skin Cancer Prevention Act in the Ontario Legislature. It will prohibit youth under the age of 18 from using tanning beds in Ontario. The use of tanning beds has been linked to increased risk of melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. The International Agency …

Leading cause of work-related deaths? Occupational cancer

September 09, 2013 - 10:58 am

OHS Insider – September 5, 2013 It’s easy to assume that the leading cause of work-related deaths must be something like falls from heights or confined space incidents. But according to a study by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre recently published in CMAJ Open, the leading cause of such deaths is actually occupational cancer. The goal …

Burden of Occupational Cancer: Project Update

August 08, 2013 - 2:06 pm

A two-day working meeting of the burden investigators was held in Toronto on July 29-30, 2013. This was the first project meeting with investigators from each of the four project components in attendance. Our study involves researchers from across Canada (Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver) and from the UK, with expertise in epidemiology, exposure assessment, health …

Michael Sherar, President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario, discusses the OCRC

May 15, 2013 - 11:29 am

On May 6, 2013, Michael Sherar, the President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario, highlighted the research being done at the OCRC in his weekly blog: Occupational Cancer Research Centre Michael Sherar, President & CEO, Cancer Care Ontario May 6, 2013 We spend much of our adult waking time at work, yet the impact on …

Dr. Paul Demers awarded the Jeffrey S. Lee Lectureship

May 03, 2013 - 9:50 am

The Foundation for Occupational Health & Safety (FOHS) awarded the Jeffrey S. Lee Lectureship for 2013 to Dr. Paul Demers. The lecture series was established in 1999 as a tribute to Dr. Jeffrey S. Lee for his contributions to occupational health and safety. Dr. Demers presented his lecture on “Occupational Cancer: Current Knowledge and Research …

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