Archives For: 2022

Occupational Disease Statistics User Toolkit: Mining

This toolkit helps users identify disease risks among Ontario mining workers, using the OccDiseaseStats data tool.

Recruitment for radon testing is now complete!

We are recruiting public buildings and small businesses to join a study of radon in workplaces. Eligible participants will receive free radon testing.

OCRC Report: Occupational Disease Surveillance Program: Reporting on Progress up to 2022

This report provides a brief overview of the Occupational Disease Surveillance Program’s progress up to 2022, with a focus on recent developments.

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. The 2022-2023 seminar series is now complete. Contact to sign up for the mailing list and be informed of future seminars.   Past Seminars March …

Now recruiting paramedics and firefighters!

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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 life support and patient handling tasks. We also aim to identify factors associated with …

OCRC Report: Chronic respiratory disease report

Highlighting important respiratory diseases identified in Ontario workers through the ODSS


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