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.
Our new website, www.odsp-ocrc.ca, focuses on surveillance of occupational diseases and workplace exposures.
The Committee has determined that there is no safe exposure concentration below which no adverse health effects occur.
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.
Watch Dr. Paul Demers deliver the Institute for Work & Health’s 2018 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture.
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.
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.