OCRC designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

August 08, 2016 - 10:11 am

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 …

Coffee doesn’t cause cancer, but these things might, according to the WHO

June 23, 2016 - 3:28 pm

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 safety at work on the farm

June 13, 2016 - 10:58 am

Sun Awareness Week was June 6th to 12th. Click here to read an article on the Sun Safety at Work Canada project.

Canada ‘moving forward’ on asbestos ban, Justin Trudeau says

May 11, 2016 - 10:01 am

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.

Momentum grows for a national ban on asbestos

April 29, 2016 - 2:36 pm

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.

National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2016 - 10:06 am

Each year on April 28th, Canadians honour the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illnesses as a result of occupational incidents and exposures.

Asbestos banned in new construction, renovations of federal buildings

April 15, 2016 - 4:43 pm

Public Services and Procurement Canada has banned the use of asbestos in construction and renovation of federal buildings under its jurisdiction.

Pressure mounts on Ottawa to join wide ban on asbestos

March 28, 2016 - 10:09 am

Article by Tavia Grant, The Globe and Mail

IARC Monograph Volume 115: Some Industrial Chemicals

March 07, 2016 - 1:41 pm

Seven industrial chemicals were evaluated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in February 2016.

Cancer causing chemicals prompt province-wide testing of nail salons

February 12, 2016 - 5:15 pm

CBC News reports that Manitoba will begin testing nail salons for formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals.