In progress. This study will estimate the number of future cancers being generated by current exposures in the Ontario construction industry, and evaluate a series of prevention strategies.
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.
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.
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.
Identifying opportunities for Ontario to improve its occupational exposure limits for carcinogens.
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.
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.
This study will update 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.