Tracking Occupational Exposure and Disease

Effective systems for monitoring occupational diseases would be of considerable assistance to Canadian Workers’ Compensation Boards (WCBs) as well as to other policy makers and stakeholders involved with occupational health. Canadian decision makers have recently shown interest in the use of registries in monitoring occupational exposure and disease. This project focused on a review of operating exposure registries, including key considerations in the planning of new registries, and comparisons of registries with other approaches for exposure and disease tracking.

Lead Investigators

Stephen Bornstein, Memorial University
Paul A. Demers, Cancer Care Ontario
Victoria H. Arrandale, Occupational Cancer Research Centre

Other Team Members

Elizabeth Dicks, Eastern Health
Kimberly Dunphy, OHS Branch, Government Services, Newfoundland & Labrador
George Fox, Memorial University / Eastern Health
Andrew King, McMaster University
Mieke Koehoorn, University of British Columbia / Institute for Work & Health
Christopher McLeod, University of British Columbia / Institute for Work & Health
John Oudyk, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
Tim K. Takaro, Simon Fraser University

Funding Source

Focus on Tomorrow - Innovation at Work Program, WorkSafeBC


Final Report - Tracking Occupational Exposure and Disease: An Analysis of Approaches for the Canadian Context (January 2014)

Contact Information

Stephen Bornstein, SafetyNet, Memorial University of Newfoundland