Archives For: 2018


GE retirees, wives and children continue fight with WSIB despite hardships

On Wednesday (April 18), a meeting was held for the group of retirees from Peterborough General Electric, their wives, widows, son and daughters to discuss the updates and hear how people’s claims are being processed. The main problem was the struggle to get the WSIB to connect exposure to multiple chemicals to numerous cancers and …

Government plans to review handling of workplace cancers in wake of GE Peterborough case

On Friday April 13th, the office of Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn issued the release that the provincial government plans to review the way work-related cancers are evaluated in Ontario to ensure that the most current medical science is used to determine whether a former worker ought to receive compensation. The announcement comes as the …

Work-related cancer compensation to be reviewed by province

Ontario will review which cancers are considered work related and how compensation for workers diagnosed with the disease is distributed, according to an announcement on Friday.  The hope, according to a release put out by the Ministry of Labour, is to make sure workers receive “the benefits they deserve” and to ensure up-to-date tools are used to …

Ministry of Labour opens consultation on proposed changes to Ontario’s occupational exposure limits

The consultation period ends on May 4, 2018

Risk of lung cancer mortality in nuclear workers from internal exposure to alpha particle-emitting radionuclides

Grellier J, Atkinson W, Bérard P, et al. Epidemiology 2017 Sep;28(5):675-684.

Here’s what science says about coffee and cancer risks

A cup of coffee a day is fine but if we drink a lot of cups a day, we might consider cutting that down. Click here to learn more the reasons and what’s known about the risks.

Response to the Proposed Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations and Proposed Amendment to the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations under CEPA, 1999

Canadian Environmental Law Association and the Canadian Association of University Teachers were joined by more than 40 supporting organizations and individuals to provide recommendations that would strengthen the federal government’s proposed prohibition of asbestos regulations. The 16 recommendations include amending the regulations to prevent stockpiling asbestos and asbestos-containing products, prohibiting the use of asbestos mining …

Learn from Experts: IAEA Launches Online Seminars on Radon

The IAEA is launching a new series of online seminars for professionals and others interested in tackling problems associated with naturally occurring radon, especially since it is the second most common cause of lung cancer after smoking. The first seminar, to be held on 5 April 2018, will highlight exposure to radon in homes. The one-hour session, …

Ontario Cancer Statistics 2018 Report

The most commonly diagnosed cancers in 2018 are expected to be breast, colorectal and lung.

Special OEH Seminar: Mortality among autoworkers manufacturing electronics in Huntsville, Alabama

On Monday, April 9, 2018, Nathan DeBono will present on a study of mortality in a group of autoworkers.