Reports and Fact Sheets

IRSST Report: Carcinogenic Substances - Exposure Profile of Québec Workers

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) has published a report that documents the exposure of Québec workers to carcinogenic substances or conditions. The report estimates which substances the greatest number of workers are exposed, the industries where...

Ontario Ministry of Labour's Integrated Health and Safety Strategy

The Ontario Ministry of Labour published the province's first integrated workplace health and safety strategy on December 16, 2013. It was developed in consultation with business, labour, health and safety associations, and the Ontario public. The report will serve as a guide for setting priorities to...

IRSST report: Sampling guide for air contaminants in the workplace

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) has published an updated version of their report entitled Sampling guide for air contaminants in the workplace. It describes methods for quantifying workers' exposure to hazardous substances in the air, in order to...

IRSST report: Construction workers' exposure to crystalline silica

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) has completed a literature review and analysis of construction workers' exposure to crystalline silica. Crystalline silica causes silicosis and lung cancer when inhaled, and occupational exposure to silica is common...

Second Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada

The Second Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada, published by Health Canada in April 2013, summarizes the results of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) Cycle 2 (2009-2011). The CHMS is a joint initiative of Statistics Canada, Health Canada, and the Public Health...

IARC Monographs Volume 102: Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. The Working Group classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). Lancet Oncology...

IARC Monographs Volume 100F: Chemical Agents and Related Occupations

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of a number of chemical agents and related occupations. As well as specific chemical agents, the monograph also reviews broader exposure circumstances, such as occupational...

IARC Monographs Volume 100D: Radiation

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of radiation, including solar and ultraviolet radiation, gamma radiation and x-rays, neutron radiation, and internalized radionuclides that emit alpha or beta particles. The...

IARC Monographs Volume 100C: Arsenic, Metals, Fibres, and Dusts

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph that evaluates the carcinogenic hazard to humans of arsenic, metals, fibres, and dusts. Download IARC Monographs Volume 100C: Arsenic, Metals, Fibres, and Dusts

Incorporating Occupational Information in Electronic Health Records: Letter Report

The Committee on Occupational Information and Electronic Health Records, appointed by the Institute of Medicine at the request of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has recently investigated the feasibility of incorporating occupational information into electronic health...