Baie Verte Miners' Registry

Open Pit MiningThe Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC), the United Steelworkers (USW), and the Baie Verte Peninsula Miners' Action Committee created the Baie Verte Miners' Registry to help collect, complete and verify records in order to track the health and work history of any person who worked at the mine or mill in Baie Verte. The work on this project began in August 2008 and data collection ended in July, 2011.

For more information on the Baie Verte Miners' Registry please visit the official website or contact:

Dr. Stephen Bornstein, 709.864.7245 or sbornste@mun.ca

Outputs

Peer reviewed journal publications

A quantitative retrospective exposure assessment for former chrysotile asbestos miners and millers from Baie Verte, NL, Canada. Giles Murphy, T., Bornstein, S., Oudyk, J., Demers, P.A. (2020). Annals of Work Exposures and Health, wxaa092, https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxaa092 (open access)

Reports

Full Final Report (April, 2013)

Brief Final Report (Plain Language Report) (March, 2013)

Health Care Brochure (2010)

Student Theses

Giles Murphy, T. (2015).  Asbestos exposure and incidence of disease among a group of former chrysotile asbestos miners and millers from Baie Verte, NL, Canada.  Doctoral Dissertation, Faculty of Medicine (Division of Community Health and Humanities).  Memorial University of Newfoundland. (link)

Presentations

Bornstein, S., & Hoven, L. (2013).  Developing OHS registries and community-engaged research on workplace health and safety: The experience of the SafetyNet Centre at Memorial University.  SafetyNet panel session at the CU Expo.  Corner Brook, NL, June 14.

Bornstein, S., Small, S., Butt, A., Demers, P., Dicks, E., Farrell, G., Fowler, K., Fox, G., Giles Murphy, T., Neis, B., Oudyk, J., & Takaro, T. (2013).  The development of an occupational disease registry of former workers of the asbestos mine in Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador.  Poster presented at the Canadian Respiratory Conference.  Quebec City, QC, April 11-13.

Murphy, T., Oudyk, J., Demers, P., & Bornstein, S. (2012).  Quantifying the error associated with assigning the mean of a similar exposed group to a single individual within that group: An exploration using an asbestos exposure database.  Presentation to the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Annual Conference.  Vancouver, BC, June 1-2.

Giles Murphy, T., Oudyk, J., Demers, P., & Bornstein, S. (2011).  An asbestos exposure database for asbestos mine/mill workers (1976-1994).  Presentation to EPICOH (Scientific Committee on Epidemiology in Occupational Health).  Oxford, England, September.

Bornstein, S. (2010).  Designing an occupational disease registry for asbestos workers in Newfoundland.  Presentation to the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Annual Conference.  Toronto, ON, May 28.

Bornstein, S. (2010).  Dealing with the legacy of asbestos in Canada.  Presentation to the 13th Biennial Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies.  Mount Scopus Campus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 28.

Giles Murphy, T., Oudyk, J., Demers, P., & Bornstein, S. (2010).  An asbestos exposure database for asbestos mine/mill workers (1977-1994).  Presentation to the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Annual Conference.  Toronto, ON, May 28.

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