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

June 29, 2022 - 4:49 pm

STUDY UPDATES We are now recruiting paramedics for fit testing! 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 in the standard respirator fit …

OCRC Report: Chronic respiratory disease report

April 28, 2022 - 4:14 pm

Highlighting important respiratory diseases identified in Ontario workers through the ODSS


April 22, 2022 - 11:59 am

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

April 05, 2022 - 9:33 am

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 …


April 27, 2021 - 4:11 pm

The National Day of Mourning, held on April 28th in Canada, is a day to remember those who have been killed or suffered an injury or illness due to work.

How can we better protect paramedics from COVID-19?

February 01, 2021 - 5:28 pm

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

November 09, 2020 - 2:59 pm

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

July 08, 2020 - 11:18 am

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

May 07, 2020 - 11:55 am

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.

2020 National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2020 - 11:09 am

On April 28th, we remember and honour those who have been killed or suffered an injury or illness due to work.