Day of Mourning 2023

April 28, 2023 - 9:42 am

On April 28th, we recognize and remember those who have died, become ill, or were injured because of their work.

OCRC Report: Occupational Disease Surveillance Program: Reporting on Progress up to 2022

November 04, 2022 - 9:34 am

This report provides a brief overview of the Occupational Disease Surveillance Program’s progress up to 2022, with a focus on recent developments.

Now recruiting paramedics!

June 29, 2022 - 4:49 pm

Join our respirator fit test study to find out how well your respirator fits during simulated life support tasks.

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.