In 2016 the Ministry of Labour in Ontario recognized occupational disease as a priority for prevention. This decision resulted from years of research and knowledge generation along with the lobbying efforts of workers’ groups and occupational physicians and nurses in the province. Of specific conc
Preventing work-related skin disease: A qualitative study to identify characteristics of a desirable training program The Issue: Occupational skin disease (OSD) is one of the most common occupational diseases. Primary prevention is key to reducing exposures. Yet there is a gap in workplace training
Exposure to infectious bioaerosols in the workplace: understanding the risks to health care workers The issue: Talking and coughing during acute respiratory infections and health care procedures such as bronchoscopy can introduce infectious bioaerosols into the breathing space of others close by. Ae
Potential respiratory effect from 3D printers The Issue: More and more companies and consumers are adopting the use of 3D printers. Although these printers are known to emit ultrafine particles and volatile organic compounds, there is little available information regarding the health consequences o
Research agenda development agriculture-horticulture The issue Continued concerns about health and safety in agriculture and horticulture settings in Canada. An update In 2012 Agrivita and the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety In Agriculture hosted a national meeting of agriculture workers and
Testing the Joint Health and Safety Committee Assessment Tool in the Education Sector Joint health and safety committees (JHSCs) are worker-management advisory bodies that identify and help solve potential or existing workplace health and safety concerns. In Ontario, most workplaces with twenty o
Dermatitis Screening Practices in the Health Care Sector Studies have shown that about one-quarter of health care workers (HCWs) have hand dermatitis, likely due to exposure to wet work (i.e. wearing gloves or having hands in water/liquids >2h per day and/or frequent hand washing). Although conta
St. Michael’s Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds 8 – 9 a.m. St. Michael’s Hospital, Bond 3-015 Conference Room Webcasting: http://webcast.otn.ca For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at HollosiT@smh.ca.
St. Michael’s Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds 8 – 9 a.m. St. Michael’s Hospital, Cardinal Carter 1-004 Webcasting: http://webcast.otn.ca For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at HollosiT@smh.ca.
6th Jack Pepys Workshop on Asthma and COPD in the Workplace May 2016 Toronto Occupational and Environmental Exposure of Skin to Chemicals September 2016 Manchester UK