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Report: Awareness of asbestos hazards in schools, asbestos management plans and training among Ontario school custodial workers

This report summarizes the findings from an evaluation of custodial workers’ awareness of asbestos management in schools.

Report Release: Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada

The report presents estimates of occupational exposure and the associated burden of cancer in Canada, as well as exposure reduction strategies and policy recommendations.

Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2019-2020

Seminars are held on Fridays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. The seminars are open to everyone, and can be attended in person or by webinar.

2019 Day of Mourning

April 28th is the National Day of Mourning, held to honour those who have been killed or suffered an injury or illness due to work.

OCRC launches the Occupational Disease Surveillance Program website

Our new website, www.odsp-ocrc.ca, focuses on surveillance of occupational diseases and workplace exposures.

Dutch Committee on Occupational Safety releases report on diesel engine exhaust

The Committee has determined that there is no safe exposure concentration below which no adverse health effects occur.

World Cancer Day 2019

The goal of World Cancer Day is to raise awareness, mobilize action, and inspire change to reduce the impact of cancer worldwide. Occupational exposures such as diesel exhaust remain under-recognized causes of cancer and other chronic diseases.

Preventing occupational disease: Moving the agenda forward

Watch Dr. Paul Demers deliver the Institute for Work & Health’s 2018 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture. 

CAREX Canada webinar on diesel exposure in workplaces

The webinar will be held June 5, 2018 and is presented in partnership with OCRC and the Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP) Working Group on Diesel Exhaust. 

Report Release: Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario

A report titled Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure was released on October 4, 2017. This report focuses on the most common carcinogens found in Ontario workplaces and their contribution to cancer.