Did you know that there were 592 occupational disease deaths in Canada vs. 312 traumatic fatalities in 2016, and the rate is increasing? There are thousands more debilitating (both fatal and non-fatal) illnesses and health impacts that go unrecognized and/or unreported. Internationally, up to 15% of adult onset asthma may be related to the workplace. Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) estimate that exposure to asbestos, diesel engine exhaust, crystalline silica and welding fumes cause approximately 1,300 cancer cases a year in Ontario.
Learn more about the Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces initiative, tools and updates from the Occupational Disease Action Plan Working Groups in this recorded webinar.
Kimberly O’Connell, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Chair, Respiratory Hazards
Kevin Hedges, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Chair, Diesel Exhaust Emissions
Todd Irick, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) Chair, Nanotechnology and Health Network