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We keep our readers informed about what is happening in the field of workplace health and safety in Ontario and beyond. Stay up to date on occupational health news by checking in on OHCOW’s news hub!

Advancing Workplace Exposure Surveillance in Canada

FALL 2023 • Reporting Hightlights from the advancing workplace Exposure Surveillance in Canada Workshop from the OCRC

Policy changes: Two New Cancers now Covered Under the WSIA

June 2023 • The provincial government amended Ontario Regulations to add two new cancers: primary-site pancreatic cancer and primary-site thyroid cancer.

OHCOW Congratulates Dr. Andrew Zarnke

On July 17, 2023, Dr. Andrew Zarnke obtained his PhD in Human Kinetics. See his thesis presentation that addresses McIntyre Powder and Cardiovascular Disease among mine workers.

McIntyre Powder Compensation Available

April 13, 2023 • If you or a family member worked in Ontario mines between 1940 and 1979 and became ill with Parkinson’s, you may be eligible for compensation.