Archives For: 2011

2012 Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference

The Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) will hold its next conference, hosted by WorkSafeBC, in Vancouver on June 1-2, 2012. The conference will focus on innovation in occupational health and safety research. A “Student Day” will also be held on May 31, 2012. For more information on CARWH 2012, and to …

North American Association of Central Cancer Registries 2012 Annual Conference

The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) is holding its Annual Conference on June 2-8, 2012, in Portland, Oregon. The theme for 2012 is “Building Bridges for Cancer Surveillance: 25 Years of Progress.” For more information, and to register, click here.

Exposure to multiple pesticides and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Hohenadel K, Harris SA, McLaughlin JR, Spinelli JJ, Pahwa P, Dosman JA, Demers PA, Blair A. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2011; 8(6):2320-2330.

Surveillance of mesothelioma and workers’ compensation in British Columbia, Canada

Mesothelioma is a cancer that develops on the protective membranes that line the cavity holding the lungs, the abdominal cavity, and the heart sac. It is mainly caused by asbestos exposure. An estimated 85-90% of cases in men and 20-30% of cases in women are due to occupational exposure.  Therefore, mesothelioma is considered a compensable …

Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD)

CREOD was founded to further the understanding and prevention of occupational disease.

Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD)

CRE-MSD focuses on the primary prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.

Institute for Work & Health (IWH)

The IWH works to protect and improve the health of workers by providing useful, relevant research on a wide range of occupational health topics.

CAREX Canada

CAREX Canada develops estimates of the number of Canadians exposed to carcinogens in workplace and community environments.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

IARC is a specialized agency of the World Health Organization focused on the study of cancer.

Health & Safety Ontario

Health & Safety Ontario is comprised of four health and safety associations that are part of Ontario’s prevention system.