OHCOW Occ-tober Annual symposium on occupational health & disease prevention

| YMCA - Nancy's Auditorium

OHCOW’s 5th annual event highlights the latest scientific and clinical information on the link between work and illness, as well as investigating recent evidence for all three levels of prevention: primary (exposure control before impact); secondary (early detection/recognition and treatment/control); and tertiary (work/disease recognition for compensation, further research & future exposure control). Multiple approaches to prevention, especially the dissemination of information to understand the hazards, and tools to assist workplaces in managing them, will be featured.

Cost: In Person $20.00; Webinar – Free (but limited spaces)
For more information or to register, go to this link.

8:00am Registration & Networking
8:30 Welcome
8:40 Recognizing and understanding the impact of Multiple Exposures, Dr. P. Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC)
9:35 Hazard Assessment & Communication Tools:
• HazardAssess National Survey and App Intro, John Oudyk, OHCOW
• CHAP Chemical Hazard Assessment Protocol, Dr. Desre Kramer & Dr. Thomas Tenkate, Ryerson University
• NIOSH/HSE Exposure/Control Banding, Dr. Kevin Hedges, OHCOW
10:15 Ontario Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP) Update, Val Wolfe, OHCOW
10:45 Break to Stretch & Mingle
11:00 Emerging OD Lessons from the McIntyre Powder Project:
• Particles, Overload, Lung & Heart Disease, Andrew Zarnke, OHCOW
• A New Lens on the Research, Dr. Tee Guidotti, Occupational & Environmental Health & Medicine
11:45 Cluster Updates: GE, Ventra & Rubber Worker Projects, Dave Wilken, OHCOW
12:00pm Networking Lunch
12:45 Exploring integrating occupational exposure in the modernization of the Chemicals Management Plan, TBD, Health Canada
1:15 Getting the picture – Improving Canadian Exposure Data, Dr. Hugh Davies, Canadian Workplace Exposure Database & UBC
1:45 Occupational Medicine Insights:
• Atlantic PATH Study: Work & Prostate Cancer, Dr. Anil Adisesh, St. Michael’s
• HAVS incidence, causation & prevention, Dr. Ron House, St. Michael’s Hospital
• Patch Test Database patterns of interest, Dr. Linn Holness, CREOD
2:45 Break to Stretch & Mingle
3:00 Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces, Dr. Leon Genesove, MOL
3:20 Ontario Prevention Strategy Update, William Roy, MOL
3:30 Farewell & Safe Travels!