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Shiftwork trends and risk of work injury among Canadian workers

Wong I, Demers PA, McLeod C. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 2011;37(1):54-61.

Cohorts and consortia conference: a summary report (Banff, Canada, June 17-19, 2009)

Boffetta P, et al. Cancer Causes and Control 2011;22(3):463-468.

Putting carcinogens into context: understanding the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s ratings

An Ontario Cancer Fact that describes how the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies carcinogens.

Video: IARC and the classification of carcinogens

In February 2012 the Occupational Cancer Research Centre hosted a workshop on the classification of carcinogens. The workshop described how the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) evaluates an agent’s carcinogenicity to humans, using shiftwork as an example. Below is a seven part video module based on the information discussed in the workshop. The …

Video: Dr. Robert Whiting, Dr. Karen Albertsen and Dr. Diane Boivin discuss interventions to mitigate the health effects of shiftwork

The OCRC and the Institute for Work & Health co-hosted a symposium on interventions to mitigate the health effects of shiftwork in the fall of 2012. At the symposium, Dr. Robert Whiting (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Hamilton) shared theory and examples of optimal shift scheduling, Dr. Karen Albertsen (Team Working Life, Denmark) …

CCO and OCRC Report: Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario

Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario: Evidence Summary is a report that reviews the epidemiologic evidence linking a broad range of risk factors to various types of cancer in Ontario.

Video: Dr. Paul Demers discusses shiftwork as a probable human carcinogen

Dr. Paul Demers was interviewed by Canadian HR Reporter TV on the link between shiftwork and cancer. To read more about shiftwork, health effects, and interventions, view our shiftwork project page.  

Video: Dr. Paul Demers discusses occupational cancer

Dr. Paul Demers was interviewed by Canadian HR Reporter TV about current research in the field of occupational cancer. He discusses agents in the workplace that are known to cause cancer, and where the gaps in our knowledge currently lie.  

Poster: Occupational Cancer is the Leading Cause of Workplace Fatalities

Poster presented at the Partners in Prevention 2012 Health & Safety Conference and Trade Show on May 1-2, 2012. The poster examines the trends of accepted workplace fatality claims in Ontario between 1997 and 2010, and shows that based on these claims, cancer has overtaken traumatic injuries and disorders as the leading cause of work-related …

Poster: Occupational exposure limits for carcinogens in Ontario workplaces: Opportunities to prevent and control exposure

Poster presented at the Partners in Prevention 2012 Health & Safety Conference and Trade Show on May 1-2, 2012. The poster compares occupational exposure limits (OELs) for carcinogens in Ontario with limits across Canada and in other jurisdictions, and makes recommendations for improvements of the current OELs. The poster is based on a report created …

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