OCC-DISEASE PREVENTION
A Winter Webinar Series

More than half of OHCOW’s work is dedicated to investigating and determining the work-relatedness of injuries and illnesses based on medical review, exposure history (and science) and epidemiology.

Join us to learn and discuss the latest research and workplace knowledge so we can help those impacted now, and prevent such harm in the future.

Needles in the Haystacks:
Rare Cancers in the Workplace and Tools to Prevent

A World Cancer Day Webinar

February 4, 2022
10:00 to 12:00

Up to 1 in 5 cancers are work-related, but frequently go unrecognized and unreported.

Mark World Cancer Day by joining OHCOW to learn the latest on cancer risks, workplace factors, prevention strategies
and how they might relate to you, your family, or colleagues.

Hear from OHCOW experts as well as guests from the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC).

This is a FREE event, but registration is required for access.

Target Audience:
Prevention System Partners and Stakeholders; Health and Safety Professionals; Medical and Scientific Researchers; Worker Advocates; Joint Health and Safety Committee Members; as well as interested Workers, Supervisors, Management and Owners from the workplaces of Ontario.

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  • Airborne Transmission
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Clean air
  • Compensation
  • Covid Conversations
  • Exposures
  • Fine Dust (PM2.5)
  • Firefighters
  • Heat
  • Heat Stress
  • Humidex
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • McIntyre Powder
  • Migrant Farm Workers
  • Neurological
  • ODAP
  • Prevention
  • Retrospective Exposure
  • Temperature
  • Toxicants

Preventing Viral Transmission in the Workplace

October 7, 2022

[LIVE WEBINAR]
An Occ-COVID Conversation

John Oudyk, MHSc, ROH, CIH, OHCOW Occupational Hygienist
Dr. Michael Klompas, MD, MPH, Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Hospital Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Why Respirators, Seal and Fit, Really Matter

October 14, 2022

[LIVE WEBINAR]
An Occ-COVID Conversation

Krista Thompson, MHSc, ROH, CRSP, OHCOW Occupational Hygienist
Roy T. McKay, Ph.D., Occupational Pulmonary Services, University of Cincinnati

Clean Air REALLY Matters

September 16, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
An Occ-COVID Conversation

Kevin Hedges, Occupational Hygienist, PHd.D., CIH,COH,
Joey Fox, P.Eng., MASc.

*HOT WORKSITES AND HEALTH: THE RISKY BUSINESS OF WORKING IN THE HEAT

June 2, 2022

[LIVE WEBINAR]

Part of the Occ-Disease Prevention Webinar Series

Understanding, Evaluating and Managing Heat Stress Using OHCOW’s Humidex-based Heat Stress Plan

June 2, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
André Gauvin, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

Heat Stress Controls and New Research Around Evaluating Heat Stress in the Mining Industry

June 2, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Keith Birnie, Ventilation Specialist, Workplace Safety North (WSN)
Dr. Sandra Dorman, Full professor/Director, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety & Health (CROSH)
André Gauvin, Occupational Hygienist,Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

Case Studies on Heat Stress in Forest Fire Fighters and the Challenges of Managing Heat Stress in Extreme Conditions

June 2, 2022

[SLIDE PRESENTATION]
Dr. Sandra Dorman, Full professor/Director, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety & Health (CROSH)

Occupational Exposures of Ottawa Firefighters’ to Toxicants of Concern

November 26, 2021

(RECORDED WEBINAR]
Paul A. White, Health Canada

Evolution ODAP and The Occupational Illness Prevention Plan

November 26, 2021

(RECORDED WEBINAR]
Nancy Bradshaw, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD)
Kimberly O’Connell, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

Understanding and Responding to the COVID-19 Information Needs of International Agricultural Workers in Ontario

November 26, 2021

(RECORDED WEBINAR]
Eduardo Huesca, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

*CONTINUED COLLABORATION

November 26, 2021

(RECORDED WEBINAR]
Part of the OCC-TOBER Webinar Series

Exposures of concern for firefighters, the evolution of ODAP and COVID information needs of agricultural workers are discussed

Using Retrospective Exposure Profiles to Assist in Proving Cases of Occupational Diseases for Workers Compensation Claims

March 31, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC)

Work-Related Heart Disease

February 24, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Sandra Dorman, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH)
Andrew Zarnke, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

Making the Case for Occupational Cancer

February 4, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Michelle Tew, Occupational Health Nurse
Masood Ahmed, Occupational Hygienist
Kevin Hedges, Occupational Hygienist
JP Mrochek, USW Worker Advocate
Shirly Yan, Occupational Hygienist

McIntyre Powder & Neurological Disorders: Results of the OCRC Study

January 28, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre, Ontario Health Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

A Labour / Worker Point of View

January 22, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Bob Dematteo, Labour Activist

Using Scientific Evidence to Drive Prevention and Compensation

January 22, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre, Ontario Health Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Workers’ Compensation for Occupational Disease: Medicolegal Challenges

January 22, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Katherine Lippel, CRC in OHS Law, University of Ottawa

*USING SCIENCE IN CANCER ADJUDICATION AND POLICY MAKING: CLUSTER PROJECT IMPLICATIONS

January 22, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Providing information and implications of Dr. Paul Demers’ report, “Using Scientific Evidence and Principles to Help Determine the Work-Relatedness of Cancer”