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Lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease in the Ontario mining industry

This study aims to create a research platform to estimate the risk of lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease among Ontario miners.

Diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls

Status: in progress Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide an understanding of the nature and the extent of diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls, and to identify the effectiveness of existing control measures that have been implemented to decrease exposure. Background: Firefighters are at risk of exposure to many different carcinogens …

Evaluation of prevention strategies for reducing the burden of cancer in the Ontario construction industry

Status: in progress Purpose: This study will estimate the number of future cancers being generated by current exposures in the Ontario construction industry, and evaluate a series of prevention strategies in terms of their costs, benefits, feasibility, and impacts on the future burden of occupational cancer (including deaths, illnesses, and economic costs). The study is …

Exposure to antineoplastic drugs among Ontario’s healthcare settings

This study will identify safe drug handling practices for antineoplastic drugs, the degree of compliance with these best practices and the perceived barriers to compliance in Ontario’s retail pharmacies, veterinary clinics and long-term care homes.

Strengthening occupational carcinogen surveillance in Latin America and the Caribbean

This project aims to enhance estimates of exposure to occupational carcinogens in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Creation of an Ontario mining exposure database

The OCRC is creating a database of exposure measurements collected in mines in Ontario that will serve as a valuable tool for surveillance and prevention in the Ontario mining industry.

Sun Safety at Work Canada: Outdoor worker sun safety

The Sun Safety at Work Canada project will develop a nationally-applicable sun safety program for outdoor workers to help prevent skin cancer and heat illness.

North American Pooled Project: pesticides, agricultural exposures, and cancer

The objective of the North American Pooled Project is to assess the effects of exposure to specific pesticides and other agricultural factors in association with different cancer types.

The Toronto lung cancer case-control study and SYNERGY project

The goal of this project is to examine associations between multiple occupational exposures and smoking within a Toronto-based lung cancer case-control study, and to contribute data to an international pooled case-control study.

Shiftwork in Canadian industries: A probable cancer risk factor

Our goal is to raise awareness of shiftwork as a probable cancer risk factor, and identify practical interventions that can be used in workplaces to reduce the negative health effects of shiftwork.

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