Archives For: 2019


World Cancer Day 2019

The goal of World Cancer Day is to raise awareness, mobilize action, and inspire change to reduce the impact of cancer worldwide. Occupational exposures such as diesel exhaust remain under-recognized causes of cancer and other chronic diseases.

Preventing occupational disease: Moving the agenda forward

Watch Dr. Paul Demers deliver the Institute for Work & Health’s 2018 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture. 

A new approach for detecting work-related disease risks: the Occupational Disease Surveillance System

This article outlines the purpose and approach for creating the Occupational Disease Surveillance System, and provides an overview of select results for different health outcomes generated by this system.

Adult Asthma among Workers in Ontario: Results from the Occupational Disease Surveillance System

This study examines associations between asthma and hundreds of jobs in Ontario.

Breast cancer risk by occupation and industry in women and men: Results from the Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS)

The recently established ODSS was used to examine breast cancer risk in women and men by occupation and industry.

Examining lung cancer risks across different industries and occupations in Ontario, Canada: the establishment of the Occupational Disease Surveillance System

This current surveillance system identified several established high-risk groups for lung cancer and could be used for ongoing surveillance of occupational lung cancer in Ontario.