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Outdoor workers have 3 times greater risk of skin cancer

October 16, 2018 - 11:33 am

Approximately 1.5 million Canadians are exposed to sun at work and around 7,000 skin cancers were attributed to occupational exposure to the sun in 2014.  Additionally, outdoor workers have a 2.5 to 3.5 times greater risk of skin cancer than indoor workers. The results are released in a collaborative study of the Occupational Cancer Research …

Workplace cancer study gives recommendations to help protect workers

October 16, 2018 - 11:04 am

A new report published by Cancer Care Ontario and the Occupational Cancer Research Centre is now examining how workers are exposed to certain carcinogens in the workplace and aims to help better protect workers from developing the disease while on job. To read the article, click here.  

Almost half of 250 reassessed WSIB claims for Peterborough GE workers rejected

August 08, 2018 - 9:25 am

After the promise by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to review 250 rejected claims by General Electric Peterborough Workers, almost half the claims were upheld as rejection. Click here to read article.  

Researchers raise concerns for worker health in Ontario’s e-waste sector

May 28, 2018 - 12:26 pm

“We know from other studies these chemicals have been associated with endocrine disruption, neurological impacts, reproductive effects, even cancer,” says Dr. Victoria Arrandale, scientist with Toronto-based Occupational Cancer Research Centre and part of a team of researchers looking into FR exposure levels at an Ontario e-waste facility. For more information, please click here.

Ontario Increases Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

April 20, 2018 - 3:20 pm

Ontario is making it easier for firefighters to get the help and care they need by extending the presumption for entitlement to benefits to cervical, ovarian and penile cancers.

GE retirees, wives and children continue fight with WSIB despite hardships

April 20, 2018 - 1:49 pm

On Wednesday (April 18), a meeting was held for the group of retirees from Peterborough General Electric, their wives, widows, son and daughters to discuss the updates and hear how people’s claims are being processed. The main problem was the struggle to get the WSIB to connect exposure to multiple chemicals to numerous cancers and …

Government plans to review handling of workplace cancers in wake of GE Peterborough case

April 16, 2018 - 11:45 am

On Friday April 13th, the office of Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn issued the release that the provincial government plans to review the way work-related cancers are evaluated in Ontario to ensure that the most current medical science is used to determine whether a former worker ought to receive compensation. The announcement comes as the …

Work-related cancer compensation to be reviewed by province

April 16, 2018 - 10:19 am

Ontario will review which cancers are considered work related and how compensation for workers diagnosed with the disease is distributed, according to an announcement on Friday.  The hope, according to a release put out by the Ministry of Labour, is to make sure workers receive “the benefits they deserve” and to ensure up-to-date tools are used to …

Ministry of Labour opens consultation on proposed changes to Ontario’s occupational exposure limits

April 09, 2018 - 11:20 am

The consultation period ends on May 4, 2018

Here’s what science says about coffee and cancer risks

April 03, 2018 - 2:09 pm

A cup of coffee a day is fine but if we drink a lot of cups a day, we might consider cutting that down. Click here to learn more the reasons and what’s known about the risks.