OCRC Resources


OCRC Report: Options for tracking occupational disease and exposure in Ontario

This report provides an overview of current occupational disease and exposure surveillance initiatives and identifies opportunities for future work.

Innovations in applied decision theory for health and safety

This study highlights better ways for epidemiologists to measure and communicate the health impact of potential policy choices.

Ontario Cancer Fact: The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s carcinogen classifications support cancer prevention

IARC updated its classification process, which evaluates potential carcinogens based on the likelihood that they can cause cancer, in 2019.

OCRC Report: Using scientific evidence and principles to help determine the work-relatedness of cancer

The report, commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, identifies 11 recommendations to improve recognition and adjudication of occupational cancer claims.

OCRC Report: Investigation of McIntyre Powder Exposure and Neurological Outcomes in the Mining Master File Cohort

This report, funded by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, examines the risk of neurological disease among Ontario miners who were exposed to McIntyre Powder.

Report: Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau – Confidential Business Information Protection Provisions on Carcinogens and Mutagens: Implications for Canadian Workers

This report evaluates when withholding the identity or concentration of carcinogens and mutagens within WHMIS could potentially harm the health or well-being of workers.

Future Burden of Cancer in Construction Workshop Report

This report summarizes results of the Future Burden of Cancer study, and challenges and opportunities for prevention in the Ontario construction sector.

Report: National Occupational Disease and Exposure Surveillance Workshop Summary

This report provides an overview of current occupational disease and exposure surveillance efforts in Canada and opportunities for future work.

Report: Awareness of asbestos hazards in schools, asbestos management plans and training among Ontario school custodial workers

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

The report presents estimates of occupational exposure and the associated burden of cancer in Canada, as well as exposure reduction strategies and policy recommendations.