Archives For: 2011

Wood dust and sinonasal cancer in Canada

Completed. This study investigates occupational exposure to wood dust and the rate of sinonasal cancers in Ontario and across Canada.

IARC Carcinogen Classification Workshop – February 14, 2012

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) hosted a workshop on the classification of carcinogens, held on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012, from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at the United Steelworkers Hall.  This workshop aimed to educate and inform attendees on the carcinogen classification process used by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), highlighting how epidemiological, …

Wood Dust Exposure and the Risk of Cancer

Presented by Dr. Paul Demers on November 28, 2011 at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference.

Exposures to emerging environmental contaminants and risk of breast cancer in young women: A case-control study using biomarkers of exposure

Complete. This study evaluated the associations between polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposure and the risk of breast cancer in young women.

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

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2012.

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.

Asbestos in the news

CBC News recently reported that production has halted at both of Canada’s two remaining asbestos mines. The future of the mines is currently unknown. Click here to read the full article on the future of the Canadian asbestos industry. The Parliamentary Precinct in Ottawa is currently being renovated, which includes asbestos removal from some of …

The Ontario Public Health Convention 2012

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2012: Staying Ahead of the Curve, hosted by Public Health Ontario, the Ontario Public Health Association, and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies, will be held April 2-4, 2012, in Toronto. For more information, visit the conference website.

National Day of Mourning

The Day of Mourning was established by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to coincide with the passing of the Workers Compensation Act of Ontario on April 28, 1914. It was rapidly taken up around the world and is now an internationally recognized event to remember workers who have become ill, been injured, or died …

Partners in Prevention 2012 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show

The Partners in Prevention 2012 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show is Canada’s largest health and safety event. It brings together health and safety professionals for networking, education, and knowledge sharing. The conference will take place on May 1-2, 2012, in Mississauga. For more information about Partners in Prevention 2012, visit the conference website.