The OCRC does research on the surveillance of occupational cancers and workplace exposures, research into the causes of cancer in the workplace, and intervention research to immediately impact workplaces and workers’ lives.


Tracking occupational cancers and workplace exposures. Surveillance tells us who is at risk, when the risk occurred, and how the risk changes over time.


Research into the causes of cancer in the workplace. These projects identify cancer-causing agents and determine the associated risk.

Exposure & Interventions

Research to develop and test prevention and exposure reduction strategies. Intervention research attempts to implement changes in the workplace to lower workers’ risks and improve health. Exposure studies measure levels of hazardous agents in workplace settings.

Knowledge Synthesis

Condensing and summarizing current research in order to draw conclusions and make informed recommendations or affect policy.

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