World Cancer Day 2018 comes in this weekend

January 31, 2018 - 12:43 pm

World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in the fight against cancer. There are 496 activities planned for World Cancer Day 2018 that will be on Sunday, February 4.  

Canada introduces new asbestos rules

January 29, 2018 - 10:57 am

Canada is proposing to prohibit the use, sale, import, and export of asbestos and asbestos-containing products.

Infographics: Controlling Diesel Particulate Matter in Workplaces

January 04, 2018 - 10:40 am

Infographics for diesel particulate matter in underground mining and on-road applications are available.

Report Release: Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario

September 28, 2017 - 4:11 pm

A report titled Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure was released on October 4, 2017. This report focuses on the most common carcinogens found in Ontario workplaces and their contribution to cancer.

The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma due to occupational and para-occupational asbestos exposure

September 15, 2017 - 3:37 pm

Work-related asbestos exposure resulted in approximately $2.35 billion in costs for newly diagnosed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in 2011.

National Day of Mourning – April 28th

April 27, 2017 - 1:34 pm

The National Day of Mourning honours workers who have lost their lives, been injured or suffered illness as a result of their work.

Government of Canada to ban asbestos

December 15, 2016 - 9:20 am

On December 15, 2016, the Government of Canada announced that it will move forward to ban asbestos and all asbestos-containing products by 2018.

IARC Monograph 117: Carcinogenicity of pentachlorophenol and some related compounds

October 24, 2016 - 10:37 am

Pentachlorophenol, an insecticide and wood preservative, was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).

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).