Archives For: 2018


OCRC response to the 2018 proposed changes to occupational exposure limits

The Ontario Ministry of Labour proposed a number of changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act in 2018. These changes include updates to the occupational exposure limits (OELs) in Regulation 833 for a number of hazardous substances including formaldehyde, toluene diisocyanate, and cobalt containing tungsten chloride. Additionally, the Ministry of Labour proposed adding a …

OCRC Report: Assessment of diesel exhaust exposure in municipal fire halls in Ontario

This report, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, summarizes the diesel exhaust exposure levels assessed in 12 fire halls in Ontario.

Researchers raise concerns for worker health in Ontario’s e-waste sector

“We know from other studies these chemicals have been associated with endocrine disruption, neurological impacts, reproductive effects, even cancer,” says Dr. Victoria Arrandale, scientist with Toronto-based Occupational Cancer Research Centre and part of a team of researchers looking into FR exposure levels at an Ontario e-waste facility. For more information, please click here.

OCRC Report: Assessment of safe antineoplastic drug handling practices in community pharmacies, veterinary settings and long-term care homes in Ontario

Report funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour and produced in collaboration with Ryerson University, the University of Toronto, and Public Services Health and Safety Association.

CAREX Canada webinar on diesel exposure in workplaces

The webinar will be held June 5, 2018 and is presented in partnership with OCRC and the Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP) Working Group on Diesel Exhaust. 

Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health 2018 Conference

CARWH 2018: Research and Practice to Improve Health in a Changing World of Work will be held October 21-23, 2018 in Vancouver, BC.

Shade Bootcamp

Shade Bootcamp is a workshop to explore shade solutions for sun exposure in public spaces, including workplaces.

Video: Scientist Victoria Arrandale discusses e-waste in the The Agenda with Steve Paikin program

Dr. Victoria Arrandale discusses the challenges and hazards of dealing with e-waste.

Video: Dr. Paul Demers discusses Construction Carcinogens in the The Agenda with Steve Paikin program

Dr. Paul Demers discusses exposure to carcinogens such as diesel, asbestos, silica dust, wood dust, and solar radiation in the construction industry.

Ontario Increases Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

Ontario is making it easier for firefighters to get the help and care they need by extending the presumption for entitlement to benefits to cervical, ovarian and penile cancers.