Presentations

Poster: Sun Safety at Work Canada

Poster presented at the Partners in Prevention 2015 Health & Safety Conference and Trade Show on April 28-29, 2015. The poster describes the Sun Safety at Work Canada project, including the project design, conceptual and theoretical frameworks, and heat and sun safety intervention strategy. The objective...

Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2013-2014

The Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) seminar series is supported by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease. Presentations from the 2013-2014 seminars are posted here.

An overview of results from the Cross-Canada Study of Pesticides and Health and current state of the North American Pooled Project

Dr. Shelley Harris gave a presentation on October 18, 2013, on the Cross-Canada Study of Pesticides and Health (CCSPH) and the current state of the North American Pooled Project (NAPP). The presentation was part of a seminar series in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the State University...

Epidemiologic Studies of Pentachlorophenol Users

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on April 11, 2013 as part of a webinar organized by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) in the United States to discuss the link between pentachlorophenol exposure and cancer. Pentachlorophenol is a chemical most often used in the wood industry as a fungicide. The presentation...

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...

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...

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...

Wood Dust Exposure and the Risk of Cancer

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on November 28, 2011 as part of the Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Toronto. This presentation reviews what is known about exposure to different types of wood dust and the risk of cancer, especially sinonasal cancers.

Occupational Cancer and the Research Program of the OCRC and CAREX Canada

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on October 18, 2011 as part of the Research Exchange Series at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga. This presentation outlines our current understanding of workplace carcinogens and the research priorities of the OCRC and CAREX Canada.

Occupational Carcinogens: Current Knowledge, Gaps, and Stakeholder Perspectives

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on May 29, 2010 as part of OCRC's symposium entitled, "Carcinogens in the Ontario Workplace: Work of the new OCRC" at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference in Toronto. This presentation describes our current understanding of workplace carcinogens...