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Staying Informed

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!

OHCOW Research Paper in Top Ten

2024 A paper co-authored by OHCOW hygienists and researchers is among the top ten downloaded in the medical journal that published it.

OCRC document: Firefighter Cancer Research Priorities Workshop

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre released a report on findings from the Firefighter Cancer Research Priorities Workshop.

Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

JANUARY 2024 is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, highlighting the dangers of carcinogenic substances to which firefighters are exposed in their course of work, and what can be done about it.

Silica Control Tool Launches in Ontario

November 6, 2023 • New tool helps protect Ontario construction workers from lung disease

Conference Call for Proposals: Workers’ Health and Return to Work in a Changing World of Work

Conference June 10-11, 2024 • Ottawa, ON
Focusing on workers in situations of vulnerability and precariously employed workers.

Review of the WSIB Adjudicative Support Material Binder (ASMB) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

September 7, 2022
Prepared by: Paul Sampara, BSc., DOHS, MEng,
ROH Occupational Hygienist

Ontario Launching New Plan to Track Job-related Illnesses

October 10, 2023 CBC News Article: Health-care providers often miss link between workplace and disease, says report

Advancing Workplace Exposure Surveillance in Canada

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