Practical tools for working on occupational cancer cases: Case studies on lung cancer

This webinar on legal cases related to occupational exposures to carcinogens, took place on April 23, 2019. The goal of this webinar was to provide practical tools for law and labour professionals working on occupational cancer cases ithin the workers compensation system in Ontario. Professionals working on these cases face unique challenges, including: 1) meeting the legal test for causation; 2) having the skillset to seek out, understand, and apply scientific literature to casework; and 3) retrospectively collecting exposure histories.

The webinar was presented by CAREX Canada in partnership with the Industrial Accident Victims’ Group of Ontario (IAVGO) Community Legal Clinic, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW), and the Ontario Office of the Worker Advisor (ON-OWA). Together, we will:

Speakers included:

Cheryl Peters, PhD: Co-Principal Investigator of CAREX Canada, Research Scientist at Alberta Health Services, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary

Maryth Yachnin, J.D.: Staff lawyer at IAVGO

Dave Wilken, LL.B: Chief Operating Officer at OHCOW

Laura Vurma, LL.B: Legislative Interpretation Specialist at ON-OWA

Anya Keefe, MSc: Occupational exposure expert and independent contractor for CAREX Canada

The webinar was recorded and may be posted as an online video with the purpose of sharing the content more widely.

Please click here to view the slides from the webinar.

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