Surveillance


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Applications of the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act for exposure surveillance

This study is complete. A report summarizing the results from this study has been submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Labour.  

Regional and sector-specific PATTERNS OF occupational and environmental exposures (TRA)

This was a pilot project whose goal was to assess the feasibility of creating regional occupational and environmental health profiles for Ontario.

Using the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act for targeted cancer-specific prevention strategies (TRA)

This study is complete. Results from this project have been summarized and published in the Reviews on Environmental Health journal.

Leveraging environmental reporting databases to assess occupational and environmental exposures

This project aims to evaluate the performance of the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) and to explore the feasibility of using data from the TRA and NPRI databases as a surveillance tool for occupational and environmental exposures.

Occupational Cancer and Asbestosis among Asbestos-Exposed Workers in Ontario

In progress. This project is to examine lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease risk among registrants in the Ontario Asbestos Workers Register (AWR).

Establishing an Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS) for Ontario

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.

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.

The Examination of Accepted Workplace Fatality Claims Within Ontario and Canada

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.

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.

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