Archives For: 2019

2019 Day of Mourning

April 28th is the National Day of Mourning, held to honour those who have been killed or suffered an injury or illness due to work.

OCRC launches the Occupational Disease Surveillance Program website

Our new website,, focuses on surveillance of occupational diseases and workplace exposures.

Dutch Committee on Occupational Safety releases report on diesel engine exhaust

The Committee has determined that there is no safe exposure concentration below which no adverse health effects occur.

Developing National CAREX Projects in Latin America & the Caribbean: Technical Guide

Technical Guide to the Workshop Proceedings: Building Capacity for CAREX Projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (May 2014)

Controlling Occupational Exposure to Carcinogens

Highlighting some of the control strategies available for key occupational carcinogens in Canada.

Histopathologic Analysis of Lung Cancer Incidence Associated with Radon Exposure among Ontario Uranium Miners

Using a retrospective cohort design, this study examines the risks of lung cancer by histological subtypes associated with exposure to radon decay products among the Ontario Uranium Miners cohort.

Mesothelioma: Epidemiology and Prognosis

In progress. This project provides an update of current and future mesothelioma incidence in Canada, as well as current survival statistics.

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.