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Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2022-2023

The Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) seminar series is supported by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease. Contact ocrc@ontariohealth.ca to sign up for the mailing list. Seminar Details Time: Seminars are held on Fridays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (ET)Location: online webinar The seminars …

Now recruiting paramedics!

Join our respirator fit test study to find out how well your respirator fits during simulated life support tasks.

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Project Advisory Committee

PURPOSE A project advisory committee (PAC) is formed to bring together a group of individuals, with unique knowledge and skills, to provide advice and guidance for the research study. This will include reviewing study documents and protocols, recruitment and knowledge translation strategies, and materials developed to disseminate the results to stakeholders. MEMBERS: The PAC consists …

Validation of respirator fit testing for emergency workers during simulated life support tasks – project summary

Status: In progress Purpose: This is an experimental study where we aim to compare respiratory fit with two protocols: i) the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard fit testing protocol and ii) a simulated work fit testing protocol using a set of paramedic tasks. We also aim to identify factors associated with passing a standard and …

OCRC Report: Chronic respiratory disease report

Highlighting important respiratory diseases identified in Ontario workers through the ODSS

2022 DAY OF MOURNING

On April 28th, we remember and honour people who have lost their lives, been injured or suffer from illness due to their work.

Ontario investing over $6 million to prevent work-related cancers

Ontario is investing over $6 million to support research led by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) to identify workplace-related causes of cancers, prevent these cancers from occurring, and better support workers already impacted by occupational illness. The increase in funding for the OCRC will ensure that Ontario has the best available data and evidence …