OHCOW RESOURCES

OHCOW produces a wide variety of materials to serve our broad range of users.

From brochures and flyers to articles, paper and reports to videos and infographics we endeavour to serve our users
by providing our content in a wide range of formats.

POPULAR RESOURCES

17Jan

Protecting our Province (and Country) – Lessons From the Frontline

A presentation made by Dr. Joe Vipond, ER Physician, Calgary and PoPAb founder as part of OHCOW's Occ-COVID webinar series... Read More →
17Jan

Commit to C.A.R.E.: AIHA and IBEC’s Journey to Create Awareness about COVID-19 and the Built Space

A presentation made by Kenneth Martinez, CIH, Chief Science Officer, Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC)and Susan Marchese, CAE, Managing Director, Marketing and Communications,.. Read More →
17Jan

Pandemic Equity Lessons for Occupational Health and Safety

A presentation made by Andréane Chénier, CUPE National Health and Safety Representative and OHCOW Sudbury LAC Chair as part of OHCOW's Occ-COVID webinar series... Read More →
06Jan

The Silica Control Tool Pilot Project

A presentation made by  Laurence Svirchev, CIH, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), International Affairs Committee, Ambassador to China, British Columbia (BC), Canada – with Vivian.. Read More →
20Dec

Canada – Lessons from the Past and the Importance of an Elimination Strategy

A presentation made by  Laurence Svirchev, CIH, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), International Affairs Committee, Ambassador to China, British Columbia (BC), Canada – with Vivian.. Read More →
20Dec

Lessons from Australia

A presentation made by Kate Cole, President elect of AIOH, Kevin Hedges, former President and board member of Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB), during the 2021.. Read More →
20Dec

US OSHA Update plus Building Programs to Protect Workers

An update on US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) training resources including “Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 in the Workplace". A presentation made by Jonathan.. Read More →
20Dec

Recognizing the Occupational Health Role in Prevention and Ideas for a Canadian National Standard on Airborne Precautions

A presentation made by Marc-Andre Lavoie, ROH (Former President and board member Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists CRBOH), during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series... Read More →
20Dec

Vaccines and Vaccination – Why It Matters For Our Workplaces, Families and Communities

A presentation made by Dr. Raymond Tellier, Microbiologist, during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series... Read More →
20Dec

Current (and Ever-Changing) COVID-19 Myths, Roadblocks, Solutions

A presentation made by Dr. David Fisman, MD, MPH FRCP(C), Professor, Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Lead, during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series. .. Read More →
20Dec

Perspectives from Québec

A presentation made by Dr. Naktaria Nicolakakis, Specialized Scientific Advisor, Institut national de sante publique du Quebec, during the OCC-COVID webinar series... Read More →
20Dec

Prevent Transmission: Aerosol Controls and Other Practical Solutions

A presentation made during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series. Presenter:  Dr. Krystal Pollitt, Ph.D., P.Eng., Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health VIEW.. Read More →
08Dec

WSIB Form 8: Health Professional’s Report

Health Professionals use this form for patients who are claiming benefits under the WSIB Insurance plan for an injury/illness related to work, or they think.. Read More →
08Dec

WSIB Form 7: Employer’s Report of Injury

WSIB requires that your employer reports an injury within three days of notification. If the worker has to receive medical care or loses time from.. Read More →
08Dec

WSIB Form 6: Worker’s Report of Injury / Disease

This is a WSIB form that the worker completes and sends to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board after a work-related injury or illness... Read More →
02Dec

Health Professional Referral Form

If your patient has an injury or disease that you/they believe is work-related, you can refer them to the OHCOW clinic nearest you for an.. Read More →
02Dec

Advocate Referral Form

OHCOW’s interdisciplinary team investigates and provides an opinion regarding whether or not a health problem is work-related. This can involve giving a medical, occupational hygiene.. Read More →

OTHER RESOURCES

06Jan

Simple chemical risk assessment for small business

Assessing the risk posed by most workplace chemicals can be challenging An article written by Thomas Tenkate*  for Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine promoting the.. Read More →
01Jun

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health of Nurses in British Columbia, Canada Using Trends Analysis Across Three Time Points

[STUDY] A research group in British Columbia, working with the BC Nurses Union, conducted a series of surveys using the GAD-7 anxiety symptom and PHQ9.. Read More →
21May
19May

Labour Market Attachment, Workplace Infection Control Procedures and Mental Health: A CrossSectional Survey of Canadian Non-healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

[ARTICLE] In this article, we describe exposure patterns among a group of former employees of the Baie Verte chrysotile asbestos mine/mill. We also describe the.. Read More →
23Sep

A Quantitative Retrospective Exposure Assessment for Former Chrysotile Asbestos Miners and Millers from Baie Verte, NL, Canada

[ARTICLE] In this article, we describe exposure patterns among a group of former employees of the Baie Verte chrysotile asbestos mine/mill. We also describe the.. Read More →
23Nov

OHCOW – Prevention Through Intervention

A brochure all about OHCOW, including information about our history and background, our many free services, our clinic locations and contact information. VIEW BROCHURE [PDF].. Read More →
23Nov

Migrant Farm Workers

A brochure outlining the many services that OHCOW offers in support of migrant farm workers, including workshops and other educational opportunities, translation, clinical consultation clinical.. Read More →
23Nov

Is Your Cancer Work-Related?

Work-related cancer is any cancer that results from exposure to cancer-causing agents at work. Cancer-causing agents are also known as carcinogens. Most work-related cancers do.. Read More →
23Nov

Work-Related Asthma – Hair, Nail & Beauty Salons

Facts for Workers and Employers Did you know that if you work in a hairdressing, nail or beauty salon, you may be at risk for.. Read More →
Lifting, Lowering and Carrying Limits

Lifting, Lowering and Carrying Limits

FACTSHEETS – A series of technical information sheets that provide guidelines around maximum acceptable limits (for males and females) when lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, and.. Read More →
29Apr

Heat Stress Awareness Guide

REFERENCE GUIDE – The Heat Stress Awareness Guide was developed to provide information and advice on managing and controlling heat stress in the workplace..... Read More →
22Apr

Humidex-Based Heat Response Plan

TECHNICAL INFORMATION SHEET – The Humidex-based Heat Response Plan provides not only a 5-step process to recognize, assess and control heat exposures, but also a.. Read More →
16Apr

Exercises At Your Workstation

REFERENCE GUIDE – Many office workers have jobs where they sit or stand for long periods of time. Working in one position can lead to.. Read More →
08Aug

Trading One Risk for Another

[EXTERNAL REPORT] – This review was undertaken in response to a request by OHCOW for the specific task of reviewing and identifying gaps in the Systematic.. Read More →
01Jun

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health of Nurses in British Columbia, Canada Using Trends Analysis Across Three Time Points

[STUDY] A research group in British Columbia, working with the BC Nurses Union, conducted a series of surveys using the GAD-7 anxiety symptom and PHQ9.. Read More →
21May
19May

Labour Market Attachment, Workplace Infection Control Procedures and Mental Health: A CrossSectional Survey of Canadian Non-healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

[ARTICLE] In this article, we describe exposure patterns among a group of former employees of the Baie Verte chrysotile asbestos mine/mill. We also describe the.. Read More →
05May

Kidney Cancer and Exposures in Ontario Mines

[REPORT] – Miners work with and around a variety of contaminants that are known or suspected kidney carcinogens. In summary, there is sufficient evidence in.. Read More →
21Apr

Aluminum Dust Exposure and Evidence for Impairment of Cognitive Function

[EXTERNAL REPORT] – This review was undertaken in response to a request by OHCOW for the specific task of reviewing and identifying gaps in the Systematic.. Read More →
13Feb

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Occurrence and Associations with Occupational Exposures and Smoking

[PAPER] – The purpose of this paper is to review COPD and etiologic factors that have been shown to be important to development of disease... Read More →
30Dec

Background and Development of the WSIB Lung Cancer-Gold Miners Policy 16-02-07

[PAPER] The current WSIB Lung Cancer in Gold Mines Policy 16-02-071 (Appendix 1) sets out the guidelines that are considered in the adjudication of lung.. Read More →
19Jul

Bladder Cancer and Exposure in Ontario Mines

[PAPER] In the following summary only occupational exposures relating to mining as risk factors for bladder cancer will be addressed, but the literature drawn upon.. Read More →
29Apr

McIntyre Powder: Fine (PM2.5) and Ultrafine Dust Exposures and Cardiovascular Disease

[REPORT] The purpose of this report is to identify characteristics of McIntyre Powder (MP) and McIntyre Powder exposures that could increase the risk for cardiovascular.. Read More →
26Mar

McIntyre Powder: Biological Significance of the Manner of Exposure and Particle Size

[REPORT] The purpose of this report is to identify the characteristics of McIntyre Powder (MP) prophylaxis that may elicit different biological and toxicological responses when.. Read More →
26Mar

Sarcoidosis: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Causal Associations with Occupational and Environmental Exposures

[DOCUMENT] The purpose of this summary paper is to provide basis for assessment of causation in cases of sarcoidosis among workers in the mining sector.. Read More →
24Dec

Demystifying the Safety Data Sheet

Join OHCOW Occupational Hygienists James Miuccio and Sonia Lal for a candid discussion on Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)... Read More →
26Jan

Nail Salons Services During a Global Pandemic

OHCOW hygienists James Miuccio and Sonia Lal discuss critical information on how to better protect yourself during COVID and the use of Nail or Hair.. Read More →
24Feb

Office Ergonomics – Getting Started

Brenda Mallat and Melissa Statham, Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomists from the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) talk about the application of office ergonomics.. Read More →
26Apr

Doing Something About Workplace Noise

An infographic presenting the types and effects of noise, control measures and goals, as well as the benefits of noise control. VIEW INFOGRAPHIC [PDF].. Read More →
21Apr

Heat Stress Can Be Deadly

POSTER – Heat stress can be deadly and what better way to keep this front and centre in the minds of your workers than with.. Read More →
06Jan

The Silica Control Tool Pilot Project

A presentation made by  Laurence Svirchev, CIH, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), International Affairs Committee, Ambassador to China, British Columbia (BC), Canada – with Vivian.. Read More →
20Dec

Canada – Lessons from the Past and the Importance of an Elimination Strategy

A presentation made by  Laurence Svirchev, CIH, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), International Affairs Committee, Ambassador to China, British Columbia (BC), Canada – with Vivian.. Read More →
20Dec

Lessons from Australia

A presentation made by Kate Cole, President elect of AIOH, Kevin Hedges, former President and board member of Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB), during the 2021.. Read More →
20Dec

US OSHA Update plus Building Programs to Protect Workers

An update on US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) training resources including “Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 in the Workplace". A presentation made by Jonathan.. Read More →
20Dec

Recognizing the Occupational Health Role in Prevention and Ideas for a Canadian National Standard on Airborne Precautions

A presentation made by Marc-Andre Lavoie, ROH (Former President and board member Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists CRBOH), during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series... Read More →
20Dec

Vaccines and Vaccination – Why It Matters For Our Workplaces, Families and Communities

A presentation made by Dr. Raymond Tellier, Microbiologist, during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series... Read More →
20Dec

Current (and Ever-Changing) COVID-19 Myths, Roadblocks, Solutions

A presentation made by Dr. David Fisman, MD, MPH FRCP(C), Professor, Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Lead, during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series. .. Read More →
20Dec

Perspectives from Québec

A presentation made by Dr. Naktaria Nicolakakis, Specialized Scientific Advisor, Institut national de sante publique du Quebec, during the OCC-COVID webinar series... Read More →
20Dec

Prevent Transmission: Aerosol Controls and Other Practical Solutions

A presentation made during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series. Presenter:  Dr. Krystal Pollitt, Ph.D., P.Eng., Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health VIEW.. Read More →
20Dec

Public Health and OHS: An Opportunity for Synergy? Learnings from COVID

A presentation made by Dr. Ray Copes, formerly Chief Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Ontario during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series... Read More →
20Dec

One More Tool: Workplace COVID Testing Basics, Value, Limitations and Logistics

A presentation made by Marianne Levitsky, MES, CIH, ROH, FAIHA, Workplace Health Without Borders and ECOH as part of the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series... Read More →
20Dec

Prevent Transmission: Aerosol Controls and Other Practical Solutions

A presentation made by Dr. Krystal Pollitt, Ph.D., P.Eng., Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health as part of the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar.. Read More →
18Sep

Physical and Chemical Characterization of McIntyre Powder

[EXTERNAL] An Aluminum Dust Inhaled by Miners to Combat Silicosis From the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Volume 16, Issue 11 – 18 Sep 2019 The.. Read More →
29Apr

McIntyre Powder: Fine (PM2.5) and Ultrafine Dust Exposures and Cardiovascular Disease

[REPORT] The purpose of this report is to identify characteristics of McIntyre Powder (MP) and McIntyre Powder exposures that could increase the risk for cardiovascular.. Read More →
29Nov

Physical Demands Description (PDD) Toolkit*

A Handbook and Template for Completing Physical Demands Descriptions A document that objectively captures and describes the physical demands that are required to perform a.. Read More →
22Nov

OHCOW Eastern Region Clinic Grand Opening

The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) was pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its new Eastern Region Clinic. The official announcement.. Read More →
28Sep

Using Retrospective Exposure Profiles to Assist in Proving Cases of Occupational Diseases for Workers Compensation Claims

WEBINAR [RECORDED] Recordings of a public information session webinar for all Occupational Disease Cluster Groups in Ontario including all OHCOW’s current occupational disease cluster group.. Read More →
27Sep

Ventilation in Education

RECORDED WEBINAR – A recorded webinar that provides ergonomic tips for working from home in Ontario during COVID-19..... Read More →
16Apr

Temporary Home Workstations: Ergonomic Tips

RECORDED WEBINAR – A recorded webinar that provides ergonomic tips for working from home in Ontario during COVID-19..... Read More →
29Mar

Applying the Hierarchy of Control to a Point of Care Risk Assessment for the Protection of Health Care Workers

WEBINAR [RECORDED] – This webinar provided the most up to date science, strategies and recommendations to provide a point of care risk assessment (PCRA) for.. Read More →
29Mar

Solutions: The Hierarchy of Prevention/Control Banding

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series The Role of Infectious Dose and the Hierarchy of Prevention (Controls) for COVID-19 [July 2020] International experts in infection.. Read More →
29Mar

COVID-19 Transmission: Taking Stock of the Science

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series [July 7, 2020] Moderator:  Dr. Raymond Tellier Sessions/Speakers: SARS-CoV-2 in Droplets and Aerosols Dr. Linsey Marr VIEW SLIDES [PDF].. Read More →
29Mar

Transmission Reduction, Ventilation Optimization and Knowledge Activation for Effective Workplace Prevention

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series [November 27, 2020] OHCOW’s Occ-COVID series continued with more Science & Solutions including our in-house experts and guests sharing:.. Read More →
29Mar

It is Time for Effective PPE as a Control: Respiratory Protection During COVID Winter

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series [December 11, 2020] The current surge in COVID case numbers in Canada is likely to climb throughout winter, particularly.. Read More →
29Mar

A Medical Perspective: What We Know about the Long Term Health Effects

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series [January 15, 2021] With more than 73 million documented infections of COVID-19 and 1.6 million deaths worldwide, the coronavirus.. Read More →
29Mar

“Air” on the Side of Caution

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series [January 29, 2021] Recognition of workplace and airborne transmission is rising, plus there is a new variant on the.. Read More →
29Mar

Face Coverings and Respirators – Filling the Gaps

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series [March 5, 2021] Addressing the confusion around face coverings, masks, and respirators. Join our interdisciplinary team who will provide.. Read More →
17Jan

Protecting our Province (and Country) – Lessons From the Frontline

A presentation made by Dr. Joe Vipond, ER Physician, Calgary and PoPAb founder as part of OHCOW's Occ-COVID webinar series... Read More →
17Jan

Commit to C.A.R.E.: AIHA and IBEC’s Journey to Create Awareness about COVID-19 and the Built Space

A presentation made by Kenneth Martinez, CIH, Chief Science Officer, Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC)and Susan Marchese, CAE, Managing Director, Marketing and Communications,.. Read More →
17Jan

Pandemic Equity Lessons for Occupational Health and Safety

A presentation made by Andréane Chénier, CUPE National Health and Safety Representative and OHCOW Sudbury LAC Chair as part of OHCOW's Occ-COVID webinar series... Read More →
06Jan

The Silica Control Tool Pilot Project

A presentation made by  Laurence Svirchev, CIH, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), International Affairs Committee, Ambassador to China, British Columbia (BC), Canada – with Vivian.. Read More →
20Dec

Canada – Lessons from the Past and the Importance of an Elimination Strategy

A presentation made by  Laurence Svirchev, CIH, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), International Affairs Committee, Ambassador to China, British Columbia (BC), Canada – with Vivian.. Read More →
20Dec

Lessons from Australia

A presentation made by Kate Cole, President elect of AIOH, Kevin Hedges, former President and board member of Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB), during the 2021.. Read More →
20Dec

US OSHA Update plus Building Programs to Protect Workers

An update on US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) training resources including “Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 in the Workplace". A presentation made by Jonathan.. Read More →
20Dec

Recognizing the Occupational Health Role in Prevention and Ideas for a Canadian National Standard on Airborne Precautions

A presentation made by Marc-Andre Lavoie, ROH (Former President and board member Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists CRBOH), during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series... Read More →
20Dec

Vaccines and Vaccination – Why It Matters For Our Workplaces, Families and Communities

A presentation made by Dr. Raymond Tellier, Microbiologist, during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series... Read More →
20Dec

Current (and Ever-Changing) COVID-19 Myths, Roadblocks, Solutions

A presentation made by Dr. David Fisman, MD, MPH FRCP(C), Professor, Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Lead, during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series. .. Read More →
20Dec

Perspectives from Québec

A presentation made by Dr. Naktaria Nicolakakis, Specialized Scientific Advisor, Institut national de sante publique du Quebec, during the OCC-COVID webinar series... Read More →
20Dec

Prevent Transmission: Aerosol Controls and Other Practical Solutions

A presentation made during the 2021 OCC-COVID webinar series. Presenter:  Dr. Krystal Pollitt, Ph.D., P.Eng., Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health VIEW.. Read More →
14Feb

Prevent Occ Disease Website has officially launched!

The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) have collaborated to create Prevent Occupational Disease,.. Read More →
14Nov

Free E-Awareness Tool on Nanomaterials Aims to Protect Workers

Free E-Awareness Tool on Nanomaterials Aims to Protect Workers.. Read More →