Archives For: 2012
An Ontario Cancer Fact comparing the number of work-related fatalities due to occupational cancer versus traumatic injuries and disorders, based on the number of accepted compensation claims.
OCRC has surveyed occupational exposure limits in Ontario and made recommendations for carcinogens that can have more rigorous limits.
OCRC and the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) completed a survey to determine stakeholder needs and current knowledge of interventions to reduce the health effects of shiftwork.
Pahwa M, Harris SA, Hohenadel K, McLaughlin JR, Spinelli JJ, Pahwa P, Dosman JA, Blair A. International Journal of Cancer 2012; 131(11):2650-2659.
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.
Dr. Paul Demers spoke at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Breakfast in Sarnia, Ontario, to raise awareness of occupational cancer. As part of the trip, he also visited the Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers in Sarnia. His visit and the risks of occupational cancer, especially mesothelioma, were highlighted in Sarnia This Week on April …
CBC News has published a series of articles on occupational cancer. These articles discuss the risks of exposure to workplace carcinogens, current policies surrounding exposure and compensation, and what still needs to be done to improve health and safety on the job. Dr Paul Demers, Director of the OCRC, and Steering Committee member Anthony Miller …
Completed. The goal of this project was 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.