Research


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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.

Establishing an Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS) for Ontario

In progress. This project will launch a new system for occupational health surveillance through the linkage of existing administrative databases to identify jobs and work-related factors that can pose health risks to Ontario workers.

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.

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.

The Ontario Mining Exposure Database

In progress. 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

Completed. 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.

Completing the picture: Collecting workplace exposure information from community health clinics’ patients

The goal of this study is to determine whether it is feasible within a clinical setting to ask workers about their current occupational exposures and risks in order to provide a means to identify people potentially exposed to hazardous substances or dangerous situations in the workplace.

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 Examination of Accepted Workplace Fatality Claims Within Ontario and Canada

Completed. This study examines patterns and trends of accepted workplace fatality claims in Ontario compared with Canada as a whole, with a specific emphasis on occupational cancer.

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.

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