This report highlights major themes that arose from discussions at the November 5, 2015 stakeholder meeting on “Preventing the Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada.”
Enhancing sun safety in Canadian workplaces
The OCRC has prepared an Ontario Cancer Fact that describes the number of new cases of mesothelioma in Ontario between 1981 and 2012.
Kramer DM, McMillan K, Gross E, Bradley M, Holness DL. New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy 2015;25(3):377-410.
Kramer DM, Tenkate T, Strahlendorf P, Kushner R, Gardner A, Holness DL. Implementation Science 2015;10:97.
Poster presented at the Partners in Prevention 2015 Health & Safety Conference and Trade Show on April 28-29, 2015.
The seminar series is supported by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease. Presentations from the 2013-2014 seminars are posted here.
Dr. Thomas Tenkate of Ryerson University, and Dr. Desre Kramer of OCRC teamed up to write a blog post on sun safety for Cancer Care Ontario’s internal website.
Occupational sun exposure is a significant risk factor for non-melanoma skin cancer. Read a fact sheet on prevention strategies here.
Neil SE, Pahwa M, Demers PA, Gotay CC. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 2014.