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.

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.