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

STUDY UPDATES We are now recruiting paramedics for fit testing between July and August 2022! WHY JOIN? Paramedics are at risk of exposure to bioaerosols. Respirators are often the only protection available against bioaerosols for paramedics providing emergency care. However, little is known about how well respirators fit during paramedic tasks and the exercises used …

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 …

How can we better protect paramedics from COVID-19?

Our new study will examine COVID-19 occupational risks, infection and vaccination among paramedics in Ontario and BC, and investigate how long antibodies last.

Website launch: Ontario Occupational Disease Statistics

Identify worker groups at risk from hazardous substances in the workplace, and exposures of concern in Ontario.

OCRC Report: Using scientific evidence and principles to help determine the work-relatedness of cancer

The report, commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, identifies 11 recommendations to improve recognition and adjudication of occupational cancer claims.

Report release: Investigation of McIntyre Powder Exposure and Neurological Outcomes in the Mining Master File Cohort

This report, funded by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, examines the risk of neurological disease among Ontario miners who were exposed to McIntyre Powder.

Future Burden of Cancer in Construction Workshop Report

This report summarizes results of the Future Burden of Cancer study, and challenges and opportunities for prevention in the Ontario construction sector.

Report: National Occupational Disease and Exposure Surveillance Workshop Summary

This report provides an overview of current occupational disease and exposure surveillance efforts in Canada and opportunities for future work.