Research projects

OCRC Research Program

Our research includes studies in three main areas:

  • Surveillance – Develop large data platforms to identify groups of workers with the highest risks of occupational exposure and disease
  • Exposure – Develop new tools to assess exposure, and conduct field studies to identify and measure workplace exposure
  • Epidemiology – Identify and better understand the causes of workplace disease, and predict the impact of exposure or prevention efforts
(12) Active Projects
  • Recruitment for radon testing is now complete!

  • Now recruiting emergency workers (paramedics and firefighters) – please email if interested!

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

(34) Completed Projects
  • McIntyre Powder Study

  • Mesothelioma: Epidemiology and Prognosis

  • Applications of the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act for exposure surveillance


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Respirator fit testing for Ontario emergency workers ACTIVELY RECRUITING!

This study is investigating respiratory fit between 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.

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The Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS)

The ODSS links health databases with job information in order to identify and monitor disease risks among Ontario workers.

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Occupational cancer burden

Occupational cancer burden studies estimate the human impact and economic cost of work-related cancers.

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