OCC-DISEASE PREVENTION
A 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.

Worker Particulate Exposure & Heart Disease: Case Study on McIntyre Powder

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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Pictures of Dr. Dave Stieb and John Oudyk along with an icon of an eye and lungs promoting an OHCOW webinar on the hazards of fine particulates (PM2.5)

“Where there’s smoke…”

WEBINAR Recorded Friday July 21, 2023 • Learn more about the hazards of wildfire smoke both indoors and out by understanding more about fine particles (PM2.5)

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Occ Disease Case Series: Sarcoidosis in Ontario Hard Rock Miners

Recorded March 24th, 2023 • Clinical insights and exposure analysis of a series of sarcoidosis cases based on McIntyre Powder Project research and investigations.

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Why Respirators, Seal and Fit, Really Matter

October 14, 2022 [RECORDED WEBINAR]
• Krista Thompson, MHSc, ROH, CRSP
• Roy T. McKay, Ph.D., Occupational Pulmonary Services, University of Cincinnati

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Preventing Viral Transmission in the Workplace

October 7, 2022 •RECORDED WEBINAR]
John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, MSc, ROH, CIH
Dr. Michael Klompas, MD, MPH

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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.

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*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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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*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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Making the Case for Occupational Cancer

February 4, 2021

Michelle Tew, Occupational Health Nurse; Masood Ahmed, Occupational Hygienist; Kevin Hedges, Occupational Hygienist; JP Mrochek, USW Worker Advocate; Shirly Yan, Occupational Hygienist

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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

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A Labour / Worker Point of View

January 22, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Bob Dematteo, Labour Activist

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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

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Workers’ Compensation for Occupational Disease: Medicolegal Challenges

January 22, 2021

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

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Using Science in Cancer Adjucation and Policy Making

January 22, 2021 [RECORDED WEBINAR]
Cluster Project Implications. Providing information and implications of Dr. Paul Demers’ report, “Using Scientific Evidence and Principles to Help Determine the Work-Relatedness of Cancer”

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*OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH and DISEASE PREVENTION

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