OCRC Resources


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About the OCRC

The OCRC has produced a report on the centre and its research over the first few years.

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.

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.

Occupational cancer is the leading cause of work-related fatalities in Ontario

An Ontario Cancer Fact comparing the number of work-related fatalities due to occupational cancer versus traumatic injuries and disorders, based on the number of accepted compensation claims.

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

OCRC has surveyed occupational exposure limits in Ontario and made recommendations for carcinogens that can have more rigorous limits.

OCRC Report: Workplace practices to address the health effects of shiftwork: OCRC and IWH stakeholder knowledge and needs survey results

OCRC and the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) completed a survey to determine stakeholder needs and current knowledge of interventions to reduce the health effects of shiftwork.

Pesticide use, immunologic conditions, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Canadian men in six provinces

Pahwa M, Harris SA, Hohenadel K, McLaughlin JR, Spinelli JJ, Pahwa P, Dosman JA, Blair A. International Journal of Cancer 2012; 131(11):2650-2659.

Video: Paul Demers discusses occupational cancer and the role of the OCRC

On October 18, 2011, Dr. Paul Demers presented at the Research Exchange Series at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga.  He was interviewed on the current state of knowledge of occupational cancer, and the goals of the OCRC and CAREX Canada in cancer research and prevention.  

Wood Dust Exposure and the Risk of Cancer

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on November 28, 2011 at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference.

Exposure to multiple pesticides and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Hohenadel K, Harris SA, McLaughlin JR, Spinelli JJ, Pahwa P, Dosman JA, Demers PA, Blair A. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2011; 8(6):2320-2330.

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