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Building capacity: IDRC grant awarded for international partnership

October 16, 2013 - 3:53 pm

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) is a collaborator on a new project applying Canadian expertise in occupational exposure surveillance to research in Latin America and the Caribbean. Funded by the International Development Research Centre’s Canadian Partnerships Program, with additional contributions from project partners, the initiative will see OCRC join hands with CAREX Canada, the …

October is Healthy Workplace Month

October 09, 2013 - 4:34 pm

October is Canada’s Health Workplace Month. Each week features different aspects of workplace health, including safety, supportive culture, healthy bodies, and fun at home and work. For more information, visit the Healthy Workplace Month website.

Skin Cancer Prevention Act passed

October 09, 2013 - 4:26 pm

On October 9, 2013, Bill 30 was passed as the Skin Cancer Prevention Act in the Ontario Legislature. It will prohibit youth under the age of 18 from using tanning beds in Ontario. The use of tanning beds has been linked to increased risk of melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. The International Agency …

Leading cause of work-related deaths? Occupational cancer

September 09, 2013 - 10:58 am

OHS Insider – September 5, 2013 It’s easy to assume that the leading cause of work-related deaths must be something like falls from heights or confined space incidents. But according to a study by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre recently published in CMAJ Open, the leading cause of such deaths is actually occupational cancer. The goal …

Burden of Occupational Cancer: Project Update

August 08, 2013 - 2:06 pm

A two-day working meeting of the burden investigators was held in Toronto on July 29-30, 2013. This was the first project meeting with investigators from each of the four project components in attendance. Our study involves researchers from across Canada (Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver) and from the UK, with expertise in epidemiology, exposure assessment, health …

Michael Sherar, President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario, discusses the OCRC

May 15, 2013 - 11:29 am

On May 6, 2013, Michael Sherar, the President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario, highlighted the research being done at the OCRC in his weekly blog: Occupational Cancer Research Centre Michael Sherar, President & CEO, Cancer Care Ontario May 6, 2013 We spend much of our adult waking time at work, yet the impact on …

Dr. Paul Demers awarded the Jeffrey S. Lee Lectureship

May 03, 2013 - 9:50 am

The Foundation for Occupational Health & Safety (FOHS) awarded the Jeffrey S. Lee Lectureship for 2013 to Dr. Paul Demers. The lecture series was established in 1999 as a tribute to Dr. Jeffrey S. Lee for his contributions to occupational health and safety. Dr. Demers presented his lecture on “Occupational Cancer: Current Knowledge and Research …

April 28th – National Day of Mourning and World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 22, 2013 - 3:27 pm

The International Labour Organization (ILO) holds the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28 to promote the prevention of workplace accidents, injuries, and disease. The theme for 2013 is “The Prevention of Occupational Diseases.” To read more about the ILO World Day for Safety and Health at Work, click here. In …

Landmark study on bike safety by OCRC affiliated researcher, Prof. Anne Harris

February 22, 2013 - 9:45 am

Dr. Anne Harris, Assistant Professor at the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University, recently published a study on bike safety., in conjunction with researchers from the University of British Columbia, University of Minnesota, Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto, and St. Michael’s Hospital. The study focused on how route infrastructure can affect …

New study examines the risk of breast cancer with potential exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals

November 21, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) interfere with hormones in the body.  This is important because changing hormone levels can impact the risk of breast cancer as well as other diseases.  A new study, conducted in Ontario, was recently published that examines the risk of breast cancer in industries with potential exposure to EDCs. Link to the …

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