Work-related asbestos exposure resulted in approximately $2.35 billion in costs for newly diagnosed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in 2011.
The National Day of Mourning honours workers who have lost their lives, been injured or suffered illness as a result of their work.
On December 15, 2016, the Government of Canada announced that it will move forward to ban asbestos and all asbestos-containing products by 2018.
Pentachlorophenol, an insecticide and wood preservative, was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).
In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) as a Collaborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Cancer. This designation is the result of a long-standing partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which serves as the Americas regional office of the WHO, on occupational cancer research and prevention …
The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently downgraded the carcinogenicity of coffee to Group 3 (not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity in humans).
Sun Awareness Week was June 6th to 12th. Click here to read an article on the Sun Safety at Work Canada project.
An event report and fact sheets are now available.
On May 10, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government has made a commitment to move forward on an asbestos ban in Canada.
On April 28th, the Day of Mourning, many groups across the country called on the government to introduce a total ban on asbestos in Canada.