Knowledge Synthesis

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Radon Survey of Workplaces in Ontario

In progress. The main objective of this study is to collect data to assess where hazardous levels of radon are present in Ontario workplaces in order to target prevention efforts.

Diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls

In progress. 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.

Asbestos exposure in schools

In progress. The primary goal of the study is to determine the potential for asbestos exposure among custodial workers in Ontario schools, and custodial workers’ awareness of asbestos.

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

In progress. 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.

Exposure to antineoplastic drugs among Ontario’s healthcare settings

In progress.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.

From awareness to taking action: Exploring the impact of heightened awareness of workplace exposures in Sarnia and Sudbury

The objective of this study is to understand what encourages workplaces to reduce workers’ exposures to carcinogens, and to investigate whether heightened social awareness and community pressure can encourage workplace-level change.

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

Identifying opportunities for Ontario to improve its occupational exposure limits for carcinogens.

Shiftwork in Canadian industries: A probable cancer risk factor

Completed. 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.

The human and economic burden of occupational cancer in Canada

This study will estimate the number of cancers and cancer deaths occurring in Canada due to occupational exposure to carcinogens, and the economic costs of these cancers.

Systematic review of occupational cancer prevention efforts

To summarize existing evidence on the effectiveness of occupational cancer prevention efforts, such as substance bans, reductions and substitutions, and the use of personal protective equipment.

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