Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Non-Malignant Respiratory Disease in Sudbury Nickel Refinery and Electrowinning Workers
In progress. This study will examine cancer, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease incidence in a cohort of Ontario nickel workers.
Evaluation of prevention strategies for reducing the burden of cancer in the Ontario construction industry
Complete. This study estimated the number of future cancers being generated by current exposures in the Ontario construction industry, and evaluated the impact of a series of prevention strategies.
From awareness to taking action: Exploring the impact of heightened awareness of workplace exposures in Sarnia and Sudbury
Complete. The objective of this study was to understand what encourages workplaces to reduce workers’ exposures to carcinogens, and to investigate whether heightened social awareness and community pressure can encourage workplace-level change.
Completing the picture: Collecting workplace exposure information from community health clinics’ patients
Complete. The goal of this study was to determine whether it is feasible within a clinical setting to ask workers about their current occupational exposures and risks in order to provide a means to identify people potentially exposed to hazardous substances or dangerous situations in the workplace.
Occupational exposure limits for carcinogens in Ontario workplaces: Opportunities to prevent and control exposure
Identifying opportunities for Ontario to improve its occupational exposure limits for carcinogens.
Analysis of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s MESU exposure database
Completed. The goal of this project was to identify priority workplace carcinogens and analyze exposure to these substances in Ontario, based on the Ministry of Labour’s MESU dataset.
The human and economic burden of occupational cancer in Canada
Complete. This study estimated the number of cancers and cancer deaths occurring in Canada due to workplace exposure to carcinogens, and the economic costs of these cancers.
Ontario uranium miner cohort: Linkage with national mortality and cancer incidence files
Complete. This study updated the cancer experience of an Ontario uranium miner cohort by extending follow-up over 20 years for mortality and, for the first time, examining cancer incidence.