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Occupational exposure in Ontario nail salons

In progress. The goal of this study is to characterize worker exposure to a variety of occupational hazards in the nail salon environment, including chemicals, ergonomics and stress.

Investigation of exposure to flame retardants among electronic waste recycling workers

In progress. This study will characterize the inhalation and skin exposure of electronic waste recycling workers to flame retardants, and test a new method of measuring exposure.

Diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls

In progress. This study is to provide an understanding of the nature and the extent of diesel exhaust exposure in Ontario fire halls, and to identify the effectiveness of existing control measures.

Asbestos exposure in schools

In progress. The primary goal of the study is to determine the potential for asbestos exposure among custodial workers in Ontario schools, and custodial workers’ awareness of asbestos.

Strengthening occupational carcinogen surveillance in Latin America and the Caribbean

This project aims to enhance estimates of exposure to occupational carcinogens in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Ontario Mining Exposure Database

In progress. The OCRC is creating a database of exposure measurements collected in mines in Ontario that will serve as a valuable tool for surveillance and prevention in the Ontario mining industry.

Sun Safety at Work Canada: Outdoor worker sun safety

Completed. The Sun Safety at Work Canada project will develop a nationally-applicable sun safety program for outdoor workers to help prevent skin cancer and heat illness.

North American Pooled Project: pesticides, agricultural exposures, and cancer

The objective of the North American Pooled Project is to assess the effects of exposure to specific pesticides and other agricultural factors in association with different cancer types.

The Toronto lung cancer case-control study and SYNERGY project

Completed. The goal of this project was to examine associations between multiple occupational exposures and smoking within a Toronto-based lung cancer case-control study, and to contribute data to an international pooled case-control study.

Wood dust and sinonasal cancer in Canada

Completed. This study investigates occupational exposure to wood dust and the rate of sinonasal cancers in Ontario and across Canada.

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