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.
1. Using Science in Cancer Adjudication and Policy-Making: Cluster Project Implications
Friday, January 22
A public information session webinar and Facebook Live event for all occupational disease cluster groups in Ontario including all OHCOW’s current occupational disease cluster group projects. These groups include General Electric Peterborough workers, Pebra/Ventra Peterborough workers, Kitchener Rubber workers, McIntyre Powder exposed miners, Neelon Casting workers and anyone suffering from an occupational disease. More about…
Speakers: Dr. Paul Demers (OCRC), Dr. Katherine Lippel (U of Ottawa) and Robert DeMatteo as guest panelists.
2. McIntyre Powder & Neurological Disorders: Results of the OCRC Study
Thursday, January 28
Following the May 2020 release of the groundbreaking Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) study on McIntyre Powder and neurological disorders, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is thrilled to announce that the study’s principal investigator will be joining us for a free webinar and Facebook Live event. More about…
Speaker: Dr. Paul Demers (OCRC)
3. Is Your Cancer Work-related? (marking World Cancer Day)
Thursday, February 4
Mark World Cancer Day by joining OHCOW staff (and guest) to learn the latest on cancer risks, workplace factors, prevention strategies and how they might relate to you, your family or colleagues. More about…
Speakers: Michelle Tew (OHCOW) | Masood Ahmed (OHCOW)
4. February is Heart Month: Work-Related Heart Disease
Wednesday, February 24
OHCOW is excited to partner with the Center for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) to offer a public webinar to discuss Occupationally related heart disease in the spirit of February Heart Month. More about…
Speakers: Dr. Sandra Dorman, (CROSH) | Andrew Zarnke, (OHCOW)
5. Using Retrospective Exposure Profiles to Assist in Proving Cases of Occupational Diseases for Workers Compensation Claims
Wednesday, March 31 | 10:30 am
Several worker compensation cases will be presented for which retrospective exposure profiles were developed. They will be presented to demonstrate how cases are adjudicated in the Ontario Worker’s compensation system.
The methodology used to formulate the retrospective exposure profile will be shared, along with the medical team involvement and the process of case intake will also be demonstrated. The session will help attendees comprehend the vast amount of research involved in formulating a robust case for a patient in attempts to demonstrate exposures in their work history for establishing causal relationship for the claim to be submitted. Session attendees will learn how uncontrolled exposures from the past both minor and major can lead to occupational disease.
- Identify the basic steps involved in performing a retrospective exposure profile.
- Discuss the role of an Industrial Hygienist in an occupational disease workers compensation claim.
- Recognize how clinical cases help Industrial Hygienist’s understand the impact of prevention measures.