Part of the 2018 OCC-TOBER Webinar Series
October 29, 2018
For the 4th time, OHCOW once again organized a progressive and informative day of learning and sharing ideas around the critical goal of Occupational Health and Disease Prevention.
The program included perspectives from across the country and beyond:
• the latest picture of Ontario Occupational Disease incidence based on health data
• the results of the WorkSafe BC funded research project
“Preventing Occupational Disease: Designing a System that Works”
• the approach to Occ-Disease in other provinces
• and broader insight from an eminent international Occupational Clinician, consultant and professor.
Sessions were also interspersed with short “Occ-omplishment” updates on Ontario’s Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP) and Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer talked about the goals of the new Five Year Prevention Strategy being developed for the province. Plus, for the first time, there was an opportunity to drill down further into issues, learn and share your ideas at concurrent afternoon workshops on ODAP Priorities:
Noise, Allergens and Irritants, and Diesel Exhaust.
SESSIONS / SPEAKERS:
Building Understanding and Direction Through Surveillance
Dr. Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC)
Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP) – Noise
Wagish Yajaman, M.H.Sc., CIH, CRSP, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services
Manitoba’s Occupational Disease Strategy
Michael Boileau, Safe Work Manitoba
Building a New Prevention Strategy
Ron Kelusky, Ontario Chief Prevention Officer
NOTE: Use the links above to access the resources (recordings, slides, etc.) from each session