For the 4th time, OHCOW once again organized a progressive and informative day of learning and sharing ideas around the critical goal of Occupational Health and Disease Prevention.
The program included perspectives from across the country and beyond:
• the latest picture of Ontario Occupational Disease incidence based on health data
• the results of the WorkSafe BC funded research project “Preventing Occupational Disease: Designing a System that Works”
• the approach to OccDisease in other provinces
• and broader insight from an eminent international Occupational Clinician, consultant and professor.
Sessions were also interspersed with short “Occ-omplishment” updates on Ontario’s Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP) and Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer talked about the goals of the new Five Year Prevention Strategy being developed for the province. Plus, for the first time, there was be an opportunity to drill down further into issues, learn and share your ideas at concurrent afternoon workshops on ODAP Priorities:
Noise, Allergens and Irritants, and Diesel Exhaust.