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.

IARC releases the World Cancer Report: Cancer Research for Cancer Prevention

February 04, 2020 - 5:01 pm

Cancer is now the most common cause of death. However, many cancer cases can be prevented, and better diagnosis and treatment could improve outcomes. On February 4, 2020, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released the World Cancer Report, which presents the most up-to-date science on cancer prevention. The goal of the report …

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

October 11, 2019 - 4:12 pm

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

September 18, 2019 - 4:31 pm

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

2019 Day of Mourning

April 24, 2019 - 2:14 pm

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

March 26, 2019 - 3:02 pm

Our new website,, focuses on surveillance of occupational diseases and workplace exposures.

Dutch Committee on Occupational Safety releases report on diesel engine exhaust

March 13, 2019 - 10:27 am

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

World Cancer Day 2019

February 04, 2019 - 9:29 am

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.