Complete.This study identified safe drug handling practices for antineoplastic drugs, the degree of compliance with these best practices and the perceived barriers to compliance in Ontario’s retail pharmacies, veterinary clinics and long-term care homes.
In progress. This project will launch a new system for occupational health surveillance through the linkage of existing administrative databases to identify jobs and work-related factors that can pose health risks to Ontario workers.
Dormant. This project aims to enhance estimates of exposure to occupational carcinogens in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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.
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.
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.
Completed. This study examines patterns and trends of accepted workplace fatality claims in Ontario compared with Canada as a whole, with a specific emphasis on occupational cancer.