Occ|tober & Beyond: Occupational Illness and
Disease Prevention Symposia: A Webinar Series

Occ|tober 2022:
Worker-Focused Science & Prevention

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.

Fall 2022 Sessions

Occ|tober 2022: Worker-Focused Science & Prevention

In this series:

October 27: Kick-off event with Welcome Address from Dr. Joel Moody – Chief Prevention Officer

November 3: Diesel Exhaust Exposure – Influencing Change

November 10: Occupational Exposures and Community Responses

November 17: Worker-Informed Science: Learnings & Collaborations Provincially, Nationally and Internationally

November 24: Making it All Easier –Knowledge Mobilization & Tools

Read More about these events and Register below.

Making it All Easier: Knowledge Mobilization & Tools

November 24: 1-3 PM

This webinar will explore translating the science of occupational injury and illness prevention into helpful tools for workers and workplaces to reduce risk of injury and disease on the job.
Learn about the workplace user experience with the Silica Control Tool Pilot in Ontario , specifically during Heritage stone mason work. The tool creates task-specific respirable crystalline silica (RCS) exposure estimates for controlled and uncontrolled common construction exposure scenarios.

Reducing Risk: Chemical Management for Small Businesses & The Changing Workplace

Understand simple hazard and risk assessment approaches that can be used by small businesses and will discuss how to improve the use of SDSs in hazard communication and worker training.

Real-Time Worker Protection using Control Banding

Learn about control band strategies for welding, and the UK’s Breathe Freely Welding Fume Control Selector Tool.

CAREX Canada eWORK Online

CAREX Canada launched their newly updated eWORK Online this past month, which is an interactive tool for exploring CAREX Canada’s occupational exposure estimates to known and suspected carcinogens. The tool shows the number of workers exposed to these carcinogens nationally, by province, by industry, and by occupation for our new 2016 exposure estimates. Join us to learn more about CAREX Canada’s occupational exposures estimates and how the tool works!

OHCOW will share a short demo of the Diesel Exposure Tool as presented in the November 3 Diesel Exhaust Exposure -Influencing Change Webinar.

Closing Words, Dr. Joel Moody, Chief Prevention Officer

Speakers include:

Thomas Tenkate, School of Occupational and Public Health, Toronto Metropolitan University; Angela Wheeler MSc, CIH, CRSP and SDS Registered Author, Program Manager, Chemscape Safety Technologies, Ela Rydz, Carex Canada, Thierry Belisle, Technical Advisor, Occupational Health and Safety for Public Service and Procurement Canada, Dr. Joel Moody, Chief Prevention Officer and more.

Learn more, Register, or View Recordings using the following posts:

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  • 2022
  • Changing Workplace
  • Chemical
  • Community Health
  • Hazard / Control Banding
  • Prevention
  • Small Business
  • Toxins
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Making It All Easier: Knowledge Mobilization & Tools

November 24, 2022

[LIVE WEBINAR]
• Thomas Tenkate, School of Occupational and Public Health, Toronto Metropolitan University
• Angela Wheeler MSc, CIH, CRSP and SDS Registered Author, Program Manager, Chemscape Safety Technologies,
•Ela Rydz, Carex Canada, 
•Thierry Belisle, Technical Advisor, Occupational Health and Safety for Public Service and Procurement Canada, 
•Dr. Joel Moody, Chief Prevention Officer
•and more.

Worker Informed Science Learnings and collaborations

Worker Informed Science: Learning and Collaborating

November 17, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
• Jeavana Sritharan, PhD, Scientist, Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC)
• Sarah Rhodes, PhD, Director (Projects), OHCOW
• Paul Demers, PhD,
• Janice Martell, Phd.
• Steven Yannarell, International Association of Firefighters
• Alexandra Long, PhD, Scientific Evaluator, Health Canada
• Dr. Nathan DeBono, Scientist, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

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Occupational Exposures and Community Responses

November 10, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
• Dr. Hugh Davies, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Unifor Project, Long Term Care Cytotoxin Exposure Concerns
• Cate Ahrens and Jackie Liang, Central Toronto Community Health Centres.

DieselFumes

Diesel Exhaust Exposure – Influencing Change

November 3, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Sean Staddon, WSIB Worker Representative, United Steelworkers Local 6500
Dr. Sandra Dorman, Ph.D., Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH)
Tobias Mankis, Science Communication Officer, CROSH
Dr. Kevin Hedges, Ph.D., Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW

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Worker-Focused Science & Prevention Webinars Kickoff Event

October 27, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Occ|tober & Beyond: A Webinar Series Kickoff Event

PREVIOUS SESSIONS

Use the tabs below to find resources from past Occ-tober events.

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  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • Aluminum
  • Apps
  • Asbestos
  • Asthma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Changing Workplace
  • Chemical
  • Cluster Investigation
  • Communication
  • Community
  • Community Health
  • COPD
  • Critical Injuries
  • Diesel Exhaust
  • Dust
  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
  • Esthetics
  • Exposure
  • Exposure Limits
  • Fatalities
  • First Responders
  • Hazard / Control Banding
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Healthy Workplaces
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • Industrial / Commercial Ergonomics
  • Infection Control
  • Initiatives
  • Lead
  • Lung Disease
  • McIntyre Powder
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Injury
  • Migrant Farm Workers
  • Mining
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Noise
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Occupational Health
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Occupational Medicine
  • ODAP
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Outreach
  • Patient Information
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Prevention
  • Radiation
  • Regional Risk
  • Regulations
  • Research / Science
  • Respiratory
  • Risk Assessment / Management
  • Risk Factors
  • Roles / Responsibilities
  • Silica
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Disease
  • Small Business
  • Surveillance
  • Telecommunications
  • Tools and Calculators
  • Toxicants
  • Toxins
  • Training
  • Transmission / Exposure Control
  • Transportation
  • UV / Solar / Sun
  • Ventilation
  • Vulnerability
  • WSIB
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Making It All Easier: Knowledge Mobilization & Tools

November 24, 2022

[LIVE WEBINAR]
• Thomas Tenkate, School of Occupational and Public Health, Toronto Metropolitan University
• Angela Wheeler MSc, CIH, CRSP and SDS Registered Author, Program Manager, Chemscape Safety Technologies,
•Ela Rydz, Carex Canada, 
•Thierry Belisle, Technical Advisor, Occupational Health and Safety for Public Service and Procurement Canada, 
•Dr. Joel Moody, Chief Prevention Officer
•and more.

Worker Informed Science Learnings and collaborations

Worker Informed Science: Learning and Collaborating

November 17, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
• Jeavana Sritharan, PhD, Scientist, Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC)
• Sarah Rhodes, PhD, Director (Projects), OHCOW
• Paul Demers, PhD,
• Janice Martell, Phd.
• Steven Yannarell, International Association of Firefighters
• Alexandra Long, PhD, Scientific Evaluator, Health Canada
• Dr. Nathan DeBono, Scientist, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

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Occupational Exposures and Community Responses

November 10, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
• Dr. Hugh Davies, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Unifor Project, Long Term Care Cytotoxin Exposure Concerns
• Cate Ahrens and Jackie Liang, Central Toronto Community Health Centres.

DieselFumes

Diesel Exhaust Exposure – Influencing Change

November 3, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Sean Staddon, WSIB Worker Representative, United Steelworkers Local 6500
Dr. Sandra Dorman, Ph.D., Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH)
Tobias Mankis, Science Communication Officer, CROSH
Dr. Kevin Hedges, Ph.D., Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW

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Worker-Focused Science & Prevention Webinars Kickoff Event

October 27, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Occ|tober & Beyond: A Webinar Series Kickoff Event

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OCC-TOBER 2021

October / November 2021

[RECORDED WEBINARS]
A wide range of current occupational health topics are covered by a variety of well-known speakers.

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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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Occupational Exposures of Ottawa Firefighters’ to Toxicants of Concern

November 26, 2021

(RECORDED WEBINAR]
Paul A. White, Health Canada

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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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*WORKPLACE TOOLS AND KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION

November 19, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Part of the 2021 OCC-TOBER Webinar Series

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Ventilation Calculation Tool

November 19, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
John Oudyk, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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The Silica Control Tool Pilot Project

November 19, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Melanie Gorman-Ng, BCCSA
Kimberly O’Connell, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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CHAP Tools: Locally Developed User-friendly Software for Chemical Hazard and Risk Assessment

November 19, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Thomas Tenkate, Ryerson University

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*RESEARCH and DATA

November 12, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Part of the 2021 OCC-TOBER Webinar Series

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Diesel Exhaust Exposure and Health Risk in Transportation and the Community

November 12, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
• Kevin Hedges, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
• Cheol-Heon Jeong, Southern Ontario Centre of Atmospheric Aerosol Research

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Advances in Understanding the Continuing Impact of Asbestos

November 12, 2021

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

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

November 12, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Barbara Hales and Bernard Robaire
McGill University

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*EXAMINING CHANGE

November 5, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Part of the 2021 OCC-TOBER Webinar Series

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Occupational Exposure Limits

November 5, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Victoria Arrandale, University of Toronto (UofT)

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Respirable Dust Exposure in Ontario Miners and the WSIB COPD Exposure Guideline

November 5, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Paul Sampara, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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*FRAMING THE FUTURE

October 29, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Part of the 2021 OCC-TOBER Webinar Series

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Framing the Future – Welcome Address

October 29, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Joel Moody, Ontario Chief Prevention Officer

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Anticipating and Preparing for Change in the Future of Work and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

October 29, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Arif Jetha, Institute for Work & Health

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A Framework for Standardized Patient Work Information that can be Documented in Health IT Systems

October 29, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Genevieve Luensman and Barbara Wallace, NIOSH

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*DISEASE PREVENTION: IMPACT = KNOWLEDGE + CHANGE + ACTION

October 2020

[RECORDED WEBINARS]
Part of the Occ-tober Webinar Series

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Change for Occupational Disease Prevention

October 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Sarah Vanden Hoven, Sr. Science Advisor, Health Canada
Alec Farquhar and Anya Keefe

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Leading into November – Lung Month

October 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Kevin Hedges and John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienists, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
Sean McGinn, MKNIZD Factors
Dr. Christine Oliver, Medical Consultant, OHCOW; Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

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The Face of Occupational Illness – Cluster Investigations

2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Ron Kelusky, Chief Prevention Officer
Dave Wilken, OHCOW

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Tools and Action – How You Can Prevent Occupational Disease

October 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Marni Tivy, Policy Advisory, MLTSD
Daniel Drolet
Melanie Gorman-Ng, BCCSA
John Oudyk, OHCOW Occupational Hygienist

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Healthy Workers in Healthy Places – 2019/20 MOL and Health and Safety System Initiatives

2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Leon Genesove, MD, FRCPC, Chief Physical and Director, MOL OHSB

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Emerging Lessons from the McIntyre Powder Project

2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Andrew Zarnke,Occupational Health Coordinator, OHCOW (Sudbury)

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*MULTIPLE APPROACHES TO PREVENTION

October 2019

[RECORDED WEBINARS]
A series of presentations covering multiple approaches to prevention, especially the dissemination of information to understand the hazards, and tools to assist workplaces in managing them.

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Cluster Updates GE Ventra and Rubber Worker Projects

2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dave Wilken, OHCOW

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Occ-Complishment Manitoba Exposure Project

2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Hugh W. Davies, PhD, CIH, Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health

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Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP) Update and BC Silica Tool

2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Valerie Wolfe and Kimberly O’Connell, OHCOW
Nancy Bradshaw, Ministry of Labour (MOL)

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Exploring Integrating Occupational Exposure

2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Sarah Vanden Hoven and Kirsten Jacobsen, Health Canada

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Hazard Assessment and Communication Tools

2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
John Oukyk, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

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Occupational Medicine Insights

2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Anil Adisesh, MB, ChB, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOM, FRCPC, Division Director Occupational Medicine & Assoc. Professor, University of Toronto

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Getting the Picture – Improving Canadian Exposure Data

2019

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Hugh W. Davies, PhD, CIH, Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health

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Recognizing and Understanding the Impact of Multiple Exposures

2019

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

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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

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Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP) – Noise

2018

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Wagish Yajaman, M.H.Sc., CIH, CRSP, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

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Building a New Prevention Strategy

October 29, 2018

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Ron Kelusky, Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer

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Building Understanding and Direction Through Surveillance

2018

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

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Manitoba’s Occupational Disease Strategy

2018

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Michael Boileau, Safe Work Manitoba

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*OCC-TOBER 2017

October 2017

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Part of the Occ-tober Webinar Series

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Occ-tober 2017 Welcome Address

October 2017

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour

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Occ-omplishment: New System Noise Resources IHSA and OHCOW

October 2017

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
IHSA and OHCOW

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Clusters: Seek, Respond or Ignore

October 2017

[RECORDED WEBINAR]

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General Electric (GE) Hazard Mapping

October 2017

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW

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Getting the Lead Out: Problem and Challenges Continue

October 2017

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Michelle Tew and Kevin Hedges, OHCOW

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Occ-omplishment: Factoring in Vulnerability

October 2017

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
IWH, CRE-OD & OCRC

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WSIB Approach

October 2017

[RECORDED WEBINAR]

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Roles and Responses

October 2017

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Ministry of Labour (MOL)

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McIntyre Links to International Aluminum Research

October 2017

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dave Wilken, OHCOW

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*OCC-TOBER 2016

October 26, 2016

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

The effects of diesel exhaust, noise, air quality, ergonomic tools, the McIntyre Powder project and the Occupational Disease Action Plan are discussed.

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The Effects of Diesel Exhaust

October 2016

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Kevin Hedges, OHCOW

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Noise

October 2016

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
John Oudyk, OHCOW

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AirAssess

October 2016

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Sue Freeman, CCOHS

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Ergonomic Tools

October 2016

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Mike Sonne, OHCOW

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The McIntyre Powder Project

October 2016

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dave Wilken, OHCOW

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Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP)

October 2016

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Valerie Wolfe, OHCOW

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*OCC-TOBER 2015

October 14, 2015

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

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Musculoskeletal Disorders – PainPoint App Launch

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Curtis VanderGriendt, OHCOW (Hamilton)

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Clinical –Teacher Vocal Cord Nodule Case

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Cheryl Rook, OHCOW (Toronto)

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Outreach – Migrant Farm Worker Program

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Eduardo Huesca, OHCOW (Hamilton)

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Hygiene – Mining Elevator Ear Drum Case

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Masood Ahmed, OHCOW (Hamilton)

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Ignite! Infection Prevention through Complexity Science

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Ms. L. Gitterman, Infection Prevention & Control, UHN

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UV/Solar Radiation & Skin Cancer Prevention

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Thomas Tenkate, Occupational & Public Health, Ryerson University

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Occupational Disease Strategy Framework + Skin Disease

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Linn Holness, CRE-OD, St. Michael’s Hospital

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Health – Mental Injury Toolkit & App Update

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Terri Aversa, OPSEU

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General Occupational Cancer Review

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Paul Demers, OCRC & CAREX

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Discussion – Future Initiatives

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. N. Kerin, OHCOW (Toronto)

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Workplace Asthma

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Mike Pysklywec, OHCOW (Hamilton)

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

October 14, 2015

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Pravesh Jugnundan, OHCOW (Toronto)